Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 September 2014 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 13 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.
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 06:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 182. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 183 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠252.3°. 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 apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 399 718 km (248 373 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 481 km (225 235 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.579°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.528° in the next southern standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.