Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 29 September 2042 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1916".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2042.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.
Length of current 528 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 529 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.1°. 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 23:50, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 428 km (222 095 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 080 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 928 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 16 September 2042 at 13:51 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 30 September 2042 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.
26 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 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.465°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.491° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.