Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 1 September 2016 Thursday 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 ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 15 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.
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 09:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 206. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 207 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 393 979 km (244 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 059 km (251 692 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 15:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces.
At 15:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.455°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.451° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.