Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 August 2057 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 August 2057 at 17:21.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2057 after 25 days on 13 September 2057 at 02:53.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 12 August 2057 at 10:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 August 2057 at 07:38 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 389 215 km (241 847 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 603 km (251 409 mi).
7 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2057 at 19:03 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2057 at 22:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.760°. Next 7 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 11 days on 30 August 2057 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.