Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 September 2068 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 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 about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 27 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 17 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 194 km (226 300 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 613 km (252 658 mi).
9 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.990°. Next 4 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 12 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.