Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 September 2016 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 September 2016 at 11:49.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 4 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.
Length of current 206 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 389 574 km (242 070 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 894 km (224 871 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 1 September 2016 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo, 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 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.451°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.475° in the next northern standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.