Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 September 2024 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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2024 after 14 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.
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 01:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 305 of Meeus index or 1258 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 305. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 306 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.7°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 954 km (251 005 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 215 km (252 410 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries, 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 5 September 2024 at 05:43 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2024 at 11:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.606°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.671° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2024 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.