Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 September 2086 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2086 after 23 days on 22 October 2086 at 09:56.
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 21 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°).
5 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2086 at 14:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 375 316 km (233 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 627 km (252 666 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2086 at 22:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.839°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.722° in its southern standstill point on 13 October 2086 at 01:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 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.