Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 September 2019 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 17 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 26 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 888 km (226 110 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 803 km (222 328 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.681°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.788° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.