Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 August 2074 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 31 July 2074 at 07:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 3 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.
Length of current 922 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 923 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠286°. 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 perigee on this date at 03:09, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 367 536 km (228 376 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 028 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 820 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2074 at 05:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2074 at 12:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.003°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.001° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.