Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 August 2055 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 12 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 2 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:11, this is 12 days after last apogee on 12 August 2055 at 01:01 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 September 2055 at 13:59 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 360 218 km (223 829 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 290 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 138 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.416°. Next 7 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 12 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.