Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 September 2078 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 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.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 15 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 07:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 973. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 974 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 394 653 km (245 226 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 992 km (251 650 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.321°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.437° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.