Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 August 2055 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 August 2055 at 14:26.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 16 days on 6 September 2055 at 01:56.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 12 August 2055 at 01:01 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2055 at 04:11 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 375 947 km (233 603 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 218 km (223 829 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 7 August 2055 at 01:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 August 2055 at 10:18 in ♌ Leo.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.416°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.442° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2055 at 23:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 22 August 2055 at 18:14 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.