Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 September 2069 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 September 2069 at 11:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 862 of Meeus index or 1815 from Brown series.
Length of current 862 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 863 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.2°. 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°).
14 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2069 at 17:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 107 km (251 722 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 575 km (252 013 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 23:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 October 2069 at 12:51 in ♉ Taurus.
At 23:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2069 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.464°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.361° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2069 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 30 September 2069 at 18:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.