Moon ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 August 2058 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 11 August 2058 at 04:00.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2058 after 16 days on 2 September 2058 at 16:51.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 724 of Meeus index or 1677 from Brown series.
Length of current 724 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2058. It is 9 minutes longer than next lunation 725 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196°. 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 13:13, this is 13 days after last perigee on 4 August 2058 at 05:22 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 1 September 2058 at 14:39 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 424 km (252 540 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 016 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 285 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 13 August 2058 at 02:08 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 August 2058 at 14:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2058 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.374°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.493° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2058 at 15:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 19 August 2058 at 07:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.