Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 4 September 2043 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 September 2043 at 13:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 14 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.
Length of current 540 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
8 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 391 627 km (243 346 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 492 km (251 340 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 23:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.661°. Next 7 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.
After 14 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.