Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 27 August 2071 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 August 2071 at 08:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2071 after 13 days on 9 September 2071 at 14:51.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 886 of Meeus index or 1839 from Brown series.
Length of current 886 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 887 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2071 at 01:45 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 September 2071 at 06:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 374 379 km (232 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 348 km (251 872 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 02:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 10 September 2071 at 12:00 in ♓ Pisces.
At 02:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2071 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.210°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.164° in the next southern standstill on 3 September 2071 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 9 September 2071 at 14:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.