Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 8 September 2010 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 14 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 132. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 133 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.4°. 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 perigee on this date at 04:00, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 August 2010 at 05:51 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 193 km (221 949 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 315 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 163 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.807°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.710° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.