Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 September 2051 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 13 September 2051 at 09:20.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2051 after 3 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 9 September 2051 at 04:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 381 601 km (237 116 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 920 km (223 023 mi).
7 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.758°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.704° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.