Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 August 2063 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2063 after 14 days on 7 September 2063 at 20:53.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 787 of Meeus index or 1740 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 787. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 788 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14.3°. 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 perigee on this date at 02:53, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 August 2063 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2063 at 18:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 256 km (221 989 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 252 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 100 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 06:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 6 September 2063 at 22:09 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2063 at 15:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.242°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.251° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2063 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.