Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 August 2088 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 August 2088 at 02:05.
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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1096 of Meeus index or 2049 from Brown series.
Length of current 1096 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:20, this is 11 days after last perigee on 14 August 2088 at 08:21 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2088 at 15:52 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 585 km (251 397 mi) away from Earth. It is 823 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 124 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 21 August 2088 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2088 at 19:26 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 August 2088 at 20:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.084°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.985° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2088 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.