Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 September 2079 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 September 2079 at 07:46.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 5 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 985 of Meeus index or 1938 from Brown series.
Length of current 985 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 986 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.4°. 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 apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2079 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 978 km (251 642 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 896 km (229 843 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2079 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.246°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.319° in its northern standstill point on 18 September 2079 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.