Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 September 2019 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 September 2019 at 02:41.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 20 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 251 km (231 306 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 803 km (222 328 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 06:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 06:30 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 01:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.681°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.788° in its southern standstill point on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 28 September 2019 at 18:26 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.