Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 September 2042 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 6 September 2042 at 17:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2042 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
10 days 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 397 000 km (246 684 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 154 km (252 372 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 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 16 September 2042 at 13:51 in ♎ Libra.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2042 at 03:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.465° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.