Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 14 August 2076 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1895".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2076.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 perigee on this date at 15:29, this is 13 days after last apogee on 1 August 2076 at 00:12 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 August 2076 at 02:51 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 915 km (221 777 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2076. It is 5 593 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 490 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 10 August 2076 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 August 2076 at 10:33 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2076 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.400°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.455° in the next northern standstill on 24 August 2076 at 20:21 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.