Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 September 2055 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2055 after 14 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 689 of Meeus index or 1642 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 689. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 690 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:32, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 September 2055 at 13:59 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2055 at 17:59 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 357 315 km (222 025 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 193 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 041 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2055 at 19:18 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2055 at 10:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2055 at 17:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.530°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.612° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2055 at 05:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.