Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 September 2048 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 31 August 2048 at 07:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 18 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.
Length of current 601 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 602 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 1 September 2048 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 403 625 km (250 801 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 916 km (229 855 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 1 September 2048 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 September 2048 at 06:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.449°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.317° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2048 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 8 September 2048 at 06:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.