Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 September 2041 Wednesday 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 17 September 2041 at 05:33.
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 ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2041 after 21 days on 9 October 2041 at 18:03.
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 515 of Meeus index or 1468 from Brown series.
Length of current 515 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 516 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2041 at 02:12 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 September 2041 at 04:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 394 290 km (245 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 13 September 2041 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 September 2041 at 03:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.700°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.789° in its southern standstill point on 2 October 2041 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 25 September 2041 at 08:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.