Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 August 2074 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 2 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 12 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 877 km (228 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 246 km (251 187 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.001°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.021° in its northern standstill point on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.