Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 August 2041 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 18 August 2041 at 17:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2041 after 19 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 August 2041 at 02:03 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 392 266 km (243 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 632 km (252 669 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 17 August 2041 at 11:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2041 at 00:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.495°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.620° in its southern standstill point on 5 September 2041 at 12:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 26 August 2041 at 16:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.