Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 August 2062 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2062 after 3 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 11 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:05, this is 12 days after last perigee on 4 August 2062 at 04:41 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2062 at 10:35 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 741 km (252 116 mi) away from Earth. It is 333 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 968 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2062 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 August 2062 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.592°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.645° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2062 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.