Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 September 2043 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.
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 first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 26 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.
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 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 080 km (227 472 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 389 km (227 042 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.703°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.712° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.