Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 August 2076 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 August 2076 at 17:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2076 after 26 days on 13 September 2076 at 00:38.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2076 at 15:29 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 28 August 2076 at 02:51 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 368 436 km (228 936 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 487 km (252 579 mi).
6 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 August 2076 at 10:33 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2076 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.400°. Next 7 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.
After 12 days on 29 August 2076 at 13:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.