Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 1 September 2042 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 31 August 2042 at 02:02.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2042 after 27 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.
Length of current 527 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 528 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.7°. 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 15:49, this is 12 days after last apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 360 666 km (224 107 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 842 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 690 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.327°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.396° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2042 at 03:00 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 14 September 2042 at 08:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.