Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 August 2077 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 August 2077 at 14:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2077 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.
Length of current 960 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:11, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 August 2077 at 07:02 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2077 at 12:31 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 040 km (252 302 mi) away from Earth. It is 632 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 669 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2077 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.916°. Next 7 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.
After 12 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.