Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 September 2042 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2042 after 26 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.
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 17 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 154 km (252 372 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 19:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 16 September 2042 at 13:51 in ♎ Libra.
At 19:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.327°. Next 5 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 11 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.