Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 1 August 2076 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 July 2076 at 22:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2076 after 13 days on 14 August 2076 at 17:11.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 947 of Meeus index or 1900 from Brown series.
Length of current 947 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 948 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 00:12, this is 14 days after last perigee on 17 July 2076 at 05:58 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2076 at 15:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 563 km (252 627 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2076. It is 1 155 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 146 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 27 July 2076 at 08:20 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 August 2076 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 28 July 2076 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.331°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.400° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2076 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 14 August 2076 at 17:11 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.