Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 August 2097 Friday 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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1898".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2097.
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 1207 of Meeus index or 2160 from Brown series.
Length of current 1207 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 1208 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.4°. 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 18 August 2097 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 September 2097 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 393 918 km (244 769 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 774 km (227 281 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 13 August 2097 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2097 at 22:42 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2097 at 11:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.633°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.741° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2097 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.