Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 September 2068 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 28 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:17, this is 13 days after last apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 356 950 km (221 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 558 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 406 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.990°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.889° in the next northern standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.