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Moon phase on 19 September 2013 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1911".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2013.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 169 of Meeus index or 1122 from Brown series.
Length of current 169 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 170 length.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠249.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 378 136 km (234 963 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 309 km (251 226 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 9 September 2013 at 17:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2013 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.685°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.599° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.