Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 August 2068 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 August 2068 at 18:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 13 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.
Length of current 849 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 850 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:38, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 437 km (252 548 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 029 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 272 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini, 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 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.140°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.990° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.