Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 September 2069 Tuesday 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 2 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.
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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 27 days on 30 September 2069 at 18:09.
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 861 of Meeus index or 1814 from Brown series.
Length of current 861 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 862 length.
Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:15, this is 11 days after last apogee on 22 August 2069 at 23:32 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2069 at 17:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 363 898 km (226 116 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 390 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 458 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2069 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2069 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
11 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 26 August 2069 at 12:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.563°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.464° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2069 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 15 September 2069 at 11:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.