Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 August 2059 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 26 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.
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 18 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 365 214 km (226 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 622 km (252 663 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.789°. Next 5 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 11 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.