Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 29 September 2054 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 17 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 27 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:51, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 September 2054 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 360 310 km (223 886 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 198 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 046 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 28 September 2054 at 16:44 in ♌ Leo, 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 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2054 at 05:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.216°. Next 8 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 1 day 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.