Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 August 2043 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2043 at 02:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 14 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.
Length of current 539 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
5 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 384 815 km (239 113 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 190 km (251 152 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 9 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.
After 14 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.