Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 11 September 2078 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 10 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.
Length of current 973 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:50, this is 15 days after last perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 992 km (251 650 mi) away from Earth. It is 416 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 717 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.321°. Next 4 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.
After 10 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.