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Moon phase on 12 August 2045 Saturday is New Moon, 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 ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2045 after 15 days on 27 August 2045 at 14:08.
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 17:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 564 of Meeus index or 1517 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 564. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 565 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.2°. 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 16:40, this is 13 days after last apogee on 30 July 2045 at 02:00 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2045 at 04:13 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 292 km (222 011 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 216 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 064 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 21:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 26 August 2045 at 14:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2045 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.798°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.803° in the next southern standstill on 21 August 2045 at 15:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.