Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 August 2079 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 28 July 2079 at 08:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 10 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.
Length of current 984 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 985 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 392 214 km (243 710 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 936 km (251 616 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 21 July 2079 at 12:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.003°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.063° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.