Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 June 2009 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 22 June 2009 at 19:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 10 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
Length of current 117 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 118 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.5°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 367 057 km (228 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 233 km (252 421 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, 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 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.446°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.460° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.