Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 21 September 2063 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2063 after 16 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:02, this is 14 days after last apogee on 6 September 2063 at 18:12 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 October 2063 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 358 430 km (222 718 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 078 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 926 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 20 September 2063 at 16:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2063 at 03:43 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2063 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.212°. Next 7 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.