Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 September 2069 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 23 September 2069 at 16:23.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2069 at 17:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2069 at 22:56 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 384 207 km (238 735 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 277 km (223 244 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 September 2069 at 23:24 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2069 at 12:51 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2069 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.361°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2069 at 17:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.