Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 August 2054 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 August 2054 at 17:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 13 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 675 of Meeus index or 1628 from Brown series.
Length of current 675 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 676 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:47, this is 12 days after last apogee on 22 July 2054 at 05:49 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2054 at 10:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 668 km (222 245 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 840 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 688 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 20:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 August 2054 at 14:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 20:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2054 at 11:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.139°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.120° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.