Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 August 2091 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 August 2091 at 00:22.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2091 after 10 days on 29 August 2091 at 00:39.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1133 of Meeus index or 2086 from Brown series.
Length of current 1133 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1134 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.3°. 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 06:08, this is 11 days after last apogee on 6 August 2091 at 07:42 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 September 2091 at 01:49 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 366 147 km (227 513 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 639 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 209 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2091 at 17:38 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2091 at 18:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 August 2091 at 15:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.890°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.873° in the next southern standstill on 24 August 2091 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 29 August 2091 at 00:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.