Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 September 2086 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 September 2086 at 01:15.
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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2086 after 27 days on 22 October 2086 at 09:56.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 September 2086 at 10:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2086 at 14:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 581 km (225 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 627 km (252 666 mi).
9 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2086 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.940°. Next 3 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.
After 13 days on 7 October 2086 at 17:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.