Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 24 August 2059 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 August 2059 at 09:42.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 28 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 02:14, this is 12 days after last apogee on 11 August 2059 at 09:12 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 713 km (222 273 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 795 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 643 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 16 August 2059 at 07:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.789°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.870° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 6 September 2059 at 23:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.