Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 19 September 2017 Tuesday is New Moon, 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 ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 16 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
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 18:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 218. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 219 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79°. 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 perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 381 053 km (236 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 342 km (251 246 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.438°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.516° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.