Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 September 2077 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 28 days on 2 October 2077 at 01:20.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.
Length of current 960 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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 12:31, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 August 2077 at 22:11 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 September 2077 at 06:17 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 963 km (222 428 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 545 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 393 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 26 August 2077 at 16:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2077 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.035°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.130° in the next northern standstill on 11 September 2077 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 17 September 2077 at 05:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.