Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 August 2042 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 August 2042 at 10:35.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
4 days 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 368 715 km (229 109 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 6 August 2042 at 14:42 in ♈ Aries, 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 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.160°. Next 2 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 6 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.