Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 September 2014 Tuesday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1905".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2014.
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 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.
Length of current 181 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 182 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces. 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 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 136 km (227 506 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 846 km (252 181 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.641°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.579° in the next northern standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.