Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 30 September 2068 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 10 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
Length of current 850 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 396 843 km (246 587 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 423 km (222 092 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:29 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 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus.
At 14:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.889°. Next 2 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.
After 10 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.