Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 26 September 2068 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 14 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 850. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 851 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 00:00, this is 13 days after last perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 613 km (252 658 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2068. It is 1 205 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 96 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.889°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.769° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.