Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 September 2043 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 25 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 18 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:24, this is 11 days after last apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 365 389 km (227 042 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 881 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 967 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.703°. Next 3 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 10 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.