Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 August 2055 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 14 days on 6 September 2055 at 01:56.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 688 of Meeus index or 1641 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 688. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2055. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 689 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.8°. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2055 at 04:11 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 964 km (228 642 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 218 km (223 829 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 August 2055 at 10:18 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.416°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.