Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 August 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 10 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 4 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 193 km (251 775 mi) away from Earth. It is 215 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 516 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.226°. Next 5 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 10 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.