Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 14 August 2078 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 7 August 2078 at 19:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 8 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.
Length of current 972 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 973 length.
Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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 20:09, this is 13 days after last perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 178 km (251 145 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 230 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 531 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.132°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.225° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.