Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 August 2096 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.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 first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2096.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1194 of Meeus index or 2147 from Brown series.
Length of current 1194 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1195 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠47.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2096 at 13:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 390 482 km (242 634 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 693 km (229 717 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 29 July 2096 at 04:42 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 11 August 2096 at 17:28 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 August 2096 at 13:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.382°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.461° in the next northern standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.