Moon ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 September 2036 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 September 2036 at 10:29.
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 first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2036 after 16 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 12:38, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 September 2036 at 00:30 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 360 820 km (224 203 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 688 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 536 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 17 September 2036 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2036 at 18:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.957°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.031° in the next southern standstill on 27 September 2036 at 16:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 20 September 2036 at 01:51 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.