Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 September 2036 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 August 2036 at 14:43.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2036 after 2 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 453 of Meeus index or 1406 from Brown series.
Length of current 453 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 454 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.8°. 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 00:30, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 August 2036 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2036 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 835 km (252 174 mi) away from Earth. It is 427 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 874 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 12:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 September 2036 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 31 August 2036 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.884°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.957° in the next northern standstill on 14 September 2036 at 18:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 5 September 2036 at 18:45 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.