Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 16 August 2042 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 14 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 527. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 528 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.7°. 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 398 683 km (247 730 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.226°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.327° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.