Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 August 2074 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 August 2074 at 14:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 8 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 923 of Meeus index or 1876 from Brown series.
Length of current 923 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 924 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠286°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠314.8°. 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 10:58, this is 13 days after last apogee on 15 August 2074 at 07:04 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 September 2074 at 02:10 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 559 km (229 633 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 051 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 797 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 20 August 2074 at 13:23 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 September 2074 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.021°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.072° in the next southern standstill on 31 August 2074 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.