Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 August 2054 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2054.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:18, this is 14 days after last perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2054 at 14:49 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 258 km (252 437 mi) away from Earth. It is 850 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 451 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 14:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 September 2054 at 07:18 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2054 at 09:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 10 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.