Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 August 2043 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 12 August 2043 at 18:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 5 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 368 km (250 641 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 598 km (229 658 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next day 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 5 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.