Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 28 September 2019 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 15 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.
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 18:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 244. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 245 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:27, this is 14 days after last apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 803 km (222 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 705 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 553 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.681°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.