Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 August 2083 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 August 2083 at 13:46.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2083 after 4 days on 27 August 2083 at 11:00.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1034 of Meeus index or 1987 from Brown series.
Length of current 1034 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 1035 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠266.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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 01:59, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 August 2083 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 September 2083 at 22:33 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 256 km (229 445 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 748 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 100 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 12 August 2083 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 August 2083 at 13:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.925°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.867° in its northern standstill point on 5 September 2083 at 03:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 27 August 2083 at 11:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.