Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 September 2071 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 September 2071 at 17:21.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 14 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.
Length of current 887 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. 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°).
3 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 376 137 km (233 721 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 23 September 2071 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2071 at 12:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.143°. Next 6 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 14 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.