Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 26 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.
Length of current 119 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 120 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.3°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 16 September 2009 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 832 km (240 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 054 km (226 213 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 1 September 2009 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2009 at 20:56 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.391°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.289° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 18 September 2009 at 18:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.