Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 August 2054 Sunday 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 6 days on 10 August 2054 at 10:05.
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 first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2054 at 10:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 808 km (250 915 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 258 km (252 437 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2054 at 14:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.122° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2054 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.