Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 7 August 2055 Saturday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1892".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2055.
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 687 of Meeus index or 1640 from Brown series.
Length of current 687 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 688 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2055 at 01:01 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 397 345 km (246 899 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 309 km (251 847 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 01:42 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 21 August 2055 at 10:18 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.
2 days after previous South standstill on 4 August 2055 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.399°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.416° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.