Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 August 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 1 August 2048 at 14:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 18 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.
Length of current 600 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 601 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 363 km (251 881 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 147 km (227 513 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 19 August 2048 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.656°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.557° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 9 August 2048 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.