Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 September 2009 at 02:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 07:55. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 28 September 2009 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 364 054 km (226 213 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 546 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 302 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 14 September 2009 at 20:56 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.289°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.188° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 18 September 2009 at 18:44 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.