Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 August 2049 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2049 after 1 day on 13 August 2049 at 09:19.
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 13 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:06, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 July 2049 at 04:27 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 August 2049 at 10:27 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 750 km (222 296 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 758 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 606 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 8 August 2049 at 08:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2049 at 22:31 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2049 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.891°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.800° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2049 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.