Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 August 2059 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 August 2059 at 07:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 13 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 737 of Meeus index or 1690 from Brown series.
Length of current 737 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 293 km (251 216 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 129 km (252 357 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.681°. Next 10 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.
After 13 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.