Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 August 2078 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 26 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 20:12, this is 12 days after last apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 366 786 km (227 910 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 278 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 570 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.225°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.321° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.