Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 3 September 2068 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 8 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.
Length of current 849 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 850 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.9°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 394 804 km (245 320 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 950 km (221 798 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 12:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.
At 12:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.140°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.990° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.