Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 August 2043 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2043.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
7 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 384 296 km (238 790 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 598 km (229 658 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.600°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.661° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.