Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 August 2059 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 14 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 737 of Meeus index or 1690 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes is the length of new lunation 737. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 738 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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 353 km (250 011 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 129 km (252 357 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.681°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.789° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.