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Moon phase on 16 August 2088 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 15 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1096 of Meeus index or 2049 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 1096. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 1097 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2088 at 08:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2088 at 05:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 370 904 km (230 469 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 585 km (251 397 mi).
7 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 August 2088 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2088 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.180°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.