Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 14 August 2088 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 10 August 2088 at 00:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 17 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1095 of Meeus index or 2048 from Brown series.
Length of current 1095 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 1096 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:21, this is 15 days after last apogee on 29 July 2088 at 13:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2088 at 05:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 518 km (225 880 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 010 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 838 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 8 August 2088 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 August 2088 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2088 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.180°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.084° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2088 at 20:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 16 August 2088 at 16:15 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.