Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 August 2062 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 August 2062 at 00:21.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2062 after 4 days on 20 August 2062 at 03:55.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 774 of Meeus index or 1727 from Brown series.
Length of current 774 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 775 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2062 at 04:41 in ♌ Leo. 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 16 August 2062 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 272 km (251 203 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 741 km (252 116 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 7 August 2062 at 17:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2062 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.592°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.645° in its northern standstill point on 29 August 2062 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 20 August 2062 at 03:55 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.