Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 September 2081 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.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2081.
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 1010 of Meeus index or 1963 from Brown series.
Length of current 1010 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes. 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 apogee on this date at 08:20, this is 13 days after last perigee on 3 September 2081 at 13:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2081 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 234 km (252 422 mi) away from Earth. It is 826 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 475 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:18 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 1 October 2081 at 01:46 in ♍ Virgo.
At 06:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 10 September 2081 at 20:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.547°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.512° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2081 at 14:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.