Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 September 2018 Sunday 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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2018 after 15 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53.
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 18:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 231 of Meeus index or 1184 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 231. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 232 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2018 at 00:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 743 km (228 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 875 km (251 578 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 6 September 2018 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.837°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.909° in the next southern standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.