Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 September 2071 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 15 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 887. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 888 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2071 at 04:01 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 371 801 km (231 026 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 12:38 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 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces.
At 12:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2071 at 12:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.143°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.