Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 September 2017 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 September 2017 at 02:54.
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 first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 5 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
Length of current 219 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 400 350 km (248 766 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 858 km (227 955 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.516°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.616° in the next northern standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.