Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 26 September 2022 Monday 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 about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 13 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.
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 21:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 281. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 282 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 386 171 km (239 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 335 km (229 494 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.316°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.411° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.