Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 September 2009 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 26 September 2009 at 04:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 120 of Meeus index or 1073 from Brown series.
Length of current 120 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 121 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠65.2°. 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 03:33, this is 11 days after last perigee on 16 September 2009 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 432 km (251 302 mi) away from Earth. It is 976 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 277 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 06:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.
At 06:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.188°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.057° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2009 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.