Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 September 2041 Monday 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 6 days 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 ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2041 after 16 days on 9 October 2041 at 18:03.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:59, this is 13 days after last perigee on 10 September 2041 at 02:12 in ♓ Pisces. 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 8 October 2041 at 12:08 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 361 km (252 501 mi) away from Earth. It is 953 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 348 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 September 2041 at 03:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 18 September 2041 at 03:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.700°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.789° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2041 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.