Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 September 2063 Thursday 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 15 September 2063 at 17:44.
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 first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2063 after 17 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27.
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 787 of Meeus index or 1740 from Brown series.
Length of current 787 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 788 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 6 September 2063 at 18:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2063 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 350 km (225 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 430 km (222 718 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 16:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 October 2063 at 03:43 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2063 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.212°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.165° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2063 at 12:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 22 September 2063 at 09:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.