Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 September 2054 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 24 September 2054 at 18:26.
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 ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 September 2054 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 361 km (225 782 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 310 km (223 886 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 16:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 16:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2054 at 05:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.216°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.290° in the next southern standstill on 7 October 2054 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.