Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 26 August 2094 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.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.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2094.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1170 of Meeus index or 2123 from Brown series.
Length of current 1170 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 55 minutes. It is 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1171 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠167.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.4°. 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 01:39, this is 13 days after last apogee on 12 August 2094 at 14:04 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 September 2094 at 16:37 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 868 km (221 747 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2094. It is 5 640 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 443 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 22 August 2094 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2094 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 22 August 2094 at 13:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.409°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.478° in the next northern standstill on 4 September 2094 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.