Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 11 August 2059 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2059 after 11 days on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.
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 3 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:12, this is 15 days after last perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 129 km (252 357 mi) away from Earth. It is 721 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 580 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2059 at 06:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.681°. Next 8 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 11 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.