Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 21 September 2078 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1912".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2078.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 370 266 km (230 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 662 km (224 726 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.437°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.518° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.