Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 August 2081 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 13 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
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 01:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 1009. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2081. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1010 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2081 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 849 km (226 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 262 km (223 235 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces, 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 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.454°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.500° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.