Quarter* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 September 2054 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 17 September 2054 at 01:41.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 23 days on 16 October 2054 at 17:44.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 676 of Meeus index or 1629 from Brown series.
Length of current 676 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 677 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.7°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 14 September 2054 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 September 2054 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 377 949 km (234 847 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 310 km (223 886 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 14 September 2054 at 21:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2054 at 16:44 in ♌ Leo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 10 September 2054 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.139°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.216° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2054 at 05:02 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 1 October 2054 at 09:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.