Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 August 2051 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2051 after 15 days on 22 August 2051 at 01:35.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 638 of Meeus index or 1591 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 638. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 639 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠137°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2051 at 11:22 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 390 583 km (242 697 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 August 2051 at 11:44 in ♎ Libra.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 August 2051 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 17 August 2051 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.