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Moon phase on 18 August 2077 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 15 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 960. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 953 km (249 141 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 040 km (252 302 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2077 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 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 14 August 2077 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.916°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.035° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.