Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 August 2042 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 24 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.
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 20 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 305 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 14:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.
At 14:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.160°. Next 5 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 9 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.