Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 August 2049 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 6 August 2049 at 17:52.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2049 after 4 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 613 of Meeus index or 1566 from Brown series.
Length of current 613 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 614 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 29 July 2049 at 04:27 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2049 at 17:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 746 km (230 371 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 750 km (222 296 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 08:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 20 August 2049 at 22:31 in ♉ Taurus.
At 08:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2049 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.002°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.891° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2049 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.