Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 August 2096 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 August 2096 at 03:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2096 after 13 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1195 of Meeus index or 2148 from Brown series.
Length of current 1195 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. 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°).
8 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 August 2096 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 394 659 km (245 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 140 km (251 121 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2096 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.461°. Next 8 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.
After 13 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.