Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 August 2042 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 26 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.
Length of current 526 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 527 length.
Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:09, this is 11 days after last apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 365 543 km (227 138 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 035 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 813 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 August 2042 at 14:42 in ♈ Aries.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.160°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.226° in the next northern standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 15 August 2042 at 18:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.