Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 August 2042 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 August 2042 at 18:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.
Length of current 527 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 695 km (249 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.226°. Next 8 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.
After 13 days on 31 August 2042 at 02:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.