Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 September 2055 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 6 September 2055 at 01:56.
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 ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2055 after 27 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 688 of Meeus index or 1641 from Brown series.
Length of current 688 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2055. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 689 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:59, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 August 2055 at 04:11 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2055 at 12:32 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 177 km (252 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 769 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 532 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2055 at 19:18 in ♌ Leo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 31 August 2055 at 23:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.442°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.530° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2055 at 17:00 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 21 September 2055 at 02:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.