Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 September 2024 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 September 2024 at 18:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 20 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 305 of Meeus index or 1258 from Brown series.
Length of current 305 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 54 minutes. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2024 at 13:26 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 816 km (241 599 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 517 km (252 598 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 September 2024 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces, 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 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.695°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.684° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 2 October 2024 at 18:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.