Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 September 2096 at 15:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 9 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1196 of Meeus index or 2149 from Brown series.
Length of current 1196 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 1197 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:15, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 September 2096 at 10:00 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 898 km (251 592 mi) away from Earth. It is 510 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 811 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 21 September 2096 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2096 at 22:17 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 10 September 2096 at 21:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.671°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.795° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2096 at 05:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.