Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 August 2048 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 15 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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°).
3 days 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 399 635 km (248 322 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 147 km (227 513 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 August 2048 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.656°. Next 10 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 1 day 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.