Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 22 August 2081 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2081 after 26 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2081 at 13:09 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 440 km (251 307 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 254 km (221 987 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 August 2081 at 00:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2081 at 14:55 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.500°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.537° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2081 at 07:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 3 September 2081 at 09:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.