Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 21 September 2071 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 17 September 2071 at 01:07.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 17 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 886 of Meeus index or 1839 from Brown series.
Length of current 886 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 887 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.7°. 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 04:01, this is 15 days after last apogee on 5 September 2071 at 06:50 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 364 336 km (226 388 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 828 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 020 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 10 September 2071 at 12:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2071 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2071 at 12:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.143°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.146° in the next southern standstill on 30 September 2071 at 13:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 23 September 2071 at 17:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.