Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 September 2086 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1913".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2086.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1072 of Meeus index or 2025 from Brown series.
Length of current 1072 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1073 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠157.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:35, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 September 2086 at 10:10 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2086 at 14:11 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 038 km (221 853 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 470 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 318 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 14 September 2086 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2086 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.940°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.839° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2086 at 08:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.