Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 14 September 2015 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 September 2015 at 06:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2015 after 13 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.
Length of current 194 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 195 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:28, this is 14 days after last perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 466 km (252 566 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2015. It is 1 058 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 243 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 04:38 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 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces.
At 04:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 6 September 2015 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.163°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.134° in the next southern standstill on 21 September 2015 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.