Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 August 2065 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 16 August 2065 at 03:45.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2065 after 24 days on 14 September 2065 at 16:05.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 811 of Meeus index or 1764 from Brown series.
Length of current 811 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 812 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠270.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠303.1°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2065 at 06:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 23 August 2065 at 10:35 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 713 km (250 856 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 249 km (251 189 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 14 August 2065 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2065 at 12:53 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2065 at 14:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.171°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.110° in the next northern standstill on 25 August 2065 at 15:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 31 August 2065 at 16:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.