Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 September 2059 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 September 2059 at 00:44.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 3 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.
Length of current 738 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 368 161 km (228 765 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 861 km (221 743 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2059 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.003°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.089° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2059 at 16:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.