Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 6 August 2077 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46.
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 ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 27 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 959 of Meeus index or 1912 from Brown series.
Length of current 959 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 960 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:02, this is 11 days after last apogee on 25 July 2077 at 07:09 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 361 718 km (224 761 mi) away from Earth. It is 790 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 638 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 30 July 2077 at 13:27 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 12 August 2077 at 04:14 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.
4 days after previous South standstill on 2 August 2077 at 02:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.863°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.916° in the next northern standstill on 14 August 2077 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 18 August 2077 at 14:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.