Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 September 2068 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 24 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 20 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°).
4 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 373 270 km (231 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 613 km (252 658 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 02:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.990°. Next day 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 9 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.