Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 September 2034 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 September 2034 at 16:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2034 after 9 days on 28 September 2034 at 02:57.
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 429 of Meeus index or 1382 from Brown series.
Length of current 429 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 430 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠108.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠141.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:04, this is 15 days after last perigee on 2 September 2034 at 15:31 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2034 at 04:10 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 970 km (251 637 mi) away from Earth. It is 438 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 739 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 12 September 2034 at 23:47 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 September 2034 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 6 September 2034 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.184°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.177° in the next southern standstill on 21 September 2034 at 02:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 28 September 2034 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.