Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 August 2064 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 August 2064 at 08:55 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2064 after 6 days on 26 August 2064 at 21:35.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 799 of Meeus index or 1752 from Brown series.
Length of current 799 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2064. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 800 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2064 at 20:26 in ♍ Virgo. 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 30 August 2064 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 372 878 km (231 696 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 759 km (252 127 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 12 August 2064 at 09:26 in ♌ Leo, 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 25 August 2064 at 09:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2064 at 13:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.403°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.397° in the next southern standstill on 21 August 2064 at 06:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 26 August 2064 at 21:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.