Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 August 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2081 at 01:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.
Length of current 1009 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:56, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 262 km (223 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 246 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 094 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.454°. Next 8 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.
After 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.