Lunar Report - 08/29/2017

By:  Gordon Rutherford

Date and time:29 August 2017 - 13:36MST
Moon distance to earth:251,783 miles
Age moon:7.8 days
Moon phase:Size of moon increases
Percentage visible:55%

The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

Upcoming main Moon phases
Full Moon 
       (7 days on 6 September 2017 at 07:03)
Last Quarter  
       (14 days on 13 September 2017 at 06:25)
New Moon 
        (21 days on 20 September 2017 at 05:30)
First Quarter
        (29 days on 28 September 2017 at 02:54)

Moon before apogee
10 days after point of perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 August 2017 at 11:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon before southern standstill
11 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.381°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2017 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

Neap tide
There is low ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Tropic of Cancer Tide Times
High 02:56am
Low 09:21am
High 03:45pm
Low 09:54pm

Lunar Cycle 8 - 2017

Lunar Declination 

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