Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 September 2043 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 15 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 540. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 541 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 387 001 km (240 471 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 492 km (251 340 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.661°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.703° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.