Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 September 2051 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1911".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2051.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 661 km (227 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 920 km (223 023 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.758°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.