Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 7 September 2021 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 13 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.
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 00:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 268 of Meeus index or 1221 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 268. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 269 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 September 2021 at 10:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 377 659 km (234 666 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 464 km (228 953 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2021 at 16:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.868°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.980° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2021 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.