Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 22 August 2069 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 August 2069 at 22:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 9 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 861 of Meeus index or 1814 from Brown series.
Length of current 861 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 862 length.
Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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 apogee on this date at 23:32, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 August 2069 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2069 at 20:15 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 552 km (251 377 mi) away from Earth. It is 856 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 157 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 19:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 September 2069 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
At 19:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2069 at 05:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.686°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.563° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2069 at 12:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.