Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 August 2077 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 11 August 2077 at 00:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 21 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2077 at 07:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 375 537 km (233 348 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 040 km (252 302 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 04:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 2 August 2077 at 02:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.863°. Next 2 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 6 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.