Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 25 August 2049 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 20 August 2049 at 07:10.
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 ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2049 after 17 days on 11 September 2049 at 17:04.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 10:27, this is 12 days after last perigee on 12 August 2049 at 17:06 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2049 at 00:14 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 054 km (252 310 mi) away from Earth. It is 646 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 655 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 20 August 2049 at 22:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2049 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 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 22 August 2049 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.800°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.652° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2049 at 12:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 28 August 2049 at 11:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.