Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 11 September 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 September 2021 at 00:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 9 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 268 of Meeus index or 1221 from Brown series.
Length of current 268 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:05, this is 12 days after last apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 368 464 km (228 953 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 956 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 892 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2021 at 16:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.868°. Next 3 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.
After 9 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.