Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 7 August 2041 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 August 2041 at 04:53.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2041 after 4 days on 12 August 2041 at 02:04.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 514 of Meeus index or 1467 from Brown series.
Length of current 514 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 515 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of apogee on 30 July 2041 at 20:07 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 380 355 km (236 342 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 495 km (222 137 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 4 August 2041 at 23:33 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2041 at 11:36 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2041 at 16:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.332°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.426° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2041 at 04:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 12 August 2041 at 02:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.