Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 24 August 2086 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1898".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2086.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1071 of Meeus index or 2024 from Brown series.
Length of current 1071 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours shorter than next lunation 1072 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠157.5°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2086 at 21:28 in ♎ Libra. 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 26 August 2086 at 02:04 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 367 715 km (228 488 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 804 km (223 572 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 18 August 2086 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 August 2086 at 08:57 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2086 at 11:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.198°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.092° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2086 at 02:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.