Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 25 August 2079 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 20 August 2079 at 00:00.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 16 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 370 842 km (230 431 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 282 km (251 209 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 17 August 2079 at 13:43 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.160°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.246° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2079 at 06:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 26 August 2079 at 17:02 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.