Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 August 2057 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 August 2057 at 01:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2057 after 2 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 712 of Meeus index or 1665 from Brown series.
Length of current 712 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes longer than next lunation 713 length.
Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.9°. 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 10:32, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 July 2057 at 15:44 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 August 2057 at 07:38 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 363 290 km (225 738 mi) away from Earth. It is 782 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 066 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 11 August 2057 at 07:29 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2057 at 19:03 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 August 2057 at 22:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.760°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.822° in the next northern standstill on 25 August 2057 at 15:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.