Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 August 2079 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 15 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 985 of Meeus index or 1938 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 985. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 986 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.4°. 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°).
3 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 375 006 km (233 018 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 282 km (251 209 mi).
8 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.160°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.