Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 August 2095 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 August 2095 at 17:13.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2095 after 27 days on 14 September 2095 at 01:11.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1182 of Meeus index or 2135 from Brown series.
Length of current 1182 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 1183 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠142.6°. 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 18:05, this is 11 days after last apogee on 5 August 2095 at 19:19 in ♎ Libra. 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 2 September 2095 at 11:07 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 281 km (225 111 mi) away from Earth. It is 227 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 075 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 10 August 2095 at 21:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 23 August 2095 at 13:13 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 August 2095 at 16:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.989°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.058° in the next northern standstill on 25 August 2095 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 29 August 2095 at 21:05 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.