Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 September 2081 Wednesday 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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2081 after 14 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45.
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 09:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1010 of Meeus index or 1963 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 1010. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1011 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.5°. 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 perigee on this date at 13:09, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2081 at 08:20 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 254 km (221 987 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 254 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 102 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:55 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 17 September 2081 at 06:18 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2081 at 07:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.537°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.547° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2081 at 20:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.