Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 August 2055 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 August 2055 at 18:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 13 days on 6 September 2055 at 01:56.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 688 of Meeus index or 1641 from Brown series.
Length of current 688 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes. 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°).
11 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 365 273 km (226 970 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).
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.416°. Next 8 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 13 days on 6 September 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.