Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 August 2043 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 15 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
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 02:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 539. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 540 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.7°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 379 941 km (236 084 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 190 km (251 152 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 in ♓ Pisces, 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 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.600° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.