Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 September 2069 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 25 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 19 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 September 2069 at 20:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2069 at 17:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 299 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 575 km (252 013 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 05:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 18 September 2069 at 23:24 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2069 at 12:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.563°. Next 2 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 9 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.