Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 August 2096 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2096 after 15 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1195 of Meeus index or 2148 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 1195. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 1196 length.
Length of current synodic month is 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 August 2096 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 385 534 km (239 560 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 140 km (251 121 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 11 August 2096 at 17:28 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2096 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.461°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.564° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2096 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.