Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 September 2019 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 September 2019 at 03:10.
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 about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 5 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.
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 243 of Meeus index or 1196 from Brown series.
Length of current 243 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 244 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 393 960 km (244 795 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 378 km (252 512 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 17:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 09:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.539°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.681° in its northern standstill point on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.