Quarter ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 August 2059 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 24 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 20 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°).
4 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 426 km (230 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 622 km (252 663 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 20:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2059 at 20:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.789°. Next 3 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 9 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.