Quarter ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 August 2048 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
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 ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 23 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.
Length of current 601 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 602 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2048 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 400 925 km (249 123 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 235 km (251 180 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 19 August 2048 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2048 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.557°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.449° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 8 September 2048 at 06:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.