Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 September 2078 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 26 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 438 km (225 830 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 013 km (252 285 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 13:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.437°. Next 3 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.
After 11 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.