Quarter ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 August 2078 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 24 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 20 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 992 km (251 650 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 09:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 09:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.225°. Next 3 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 8 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.