Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 25 September 2018 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1914".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2018.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 231 of Meeus index or 1184 from Brown series.
Length of current 231 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 20 September 2018 at 00:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 October 2018 at 22:29 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 393 606 km (244 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 396 km (227 668 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2018 at 03:10 in ♌ Leo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.909°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.037° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2018 at 13:03 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.