Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 September 2017 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 ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 15 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 05:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 219. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 220 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.6°. 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°).
6 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 385 880 km (239 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 342 km (251 246 mi).
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.438°. Next 7 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.