Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 August 2043 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 23 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:38, this is 13 days after last apogee on 13 August 2043 at 08:32 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 598 km (229 658 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 090 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 758 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.600°. Next 2 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.
After 8 days on 3 September 2043 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.