Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 7 September 2059 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 14 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.
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 23:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 738. It is 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 739 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197.3°. 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 16:10, this is 14 days after last perigee on 24 August 2059 at 02:14 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 622 km (252 663 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2059. It is 1 214 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 87 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.870°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.003° in the next southern standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.