Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 August 2057 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 22 August 2057 at 02:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2057 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 07:38, this is 11 days after last perigee on 12 August 2057 at 10:32 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2057 at 19:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 603 km (251 409 mi) away from Earth. It is 805 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 106 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 19:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 7 September 2057 at 10:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 19:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2057 at 22:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.760°. Next day 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 5 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.