Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 August 2062 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2062 after 2 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 12 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 16 August 2062 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2062 at 10:35 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 405 430 km (251 923 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 122 km (225 012 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2062 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 15 August 2062 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.592°. Next 11 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 2 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.