Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 August 2055 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 August 2055 at 08:35 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 6 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2055 at 04:11 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 September 2055 at 13:59 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 377 371 km (234 487 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 177 km (252 387 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2055 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.416°. Next day 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 6 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.