Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 September 2051 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 5 September 2051 at 04:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2051 after 10 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 639 of Meeus index or 1592 from Brown series.
Length of current 639 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 640 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.9°. 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 apogee on this date at 04:18, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 August 2051 at 08:43 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 670 km (252 072 mi) away from Earth. It is 262 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 039 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 8 September 2051 at 15:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 30 August 2051 at 01:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.858°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.758° in the next southern standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.