Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 24 September 2088 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 22 September 2088 at 20:25.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 6 days on 30 September 2088 at 15:25.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1097 of Meeus index or 2050 from Brown series.
Length of current 1097 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1098 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 23 September 2088 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 450 km (251 314 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 163 km (229 387 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2088 at 16:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2088 at 01:07 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2088 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.905°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.864° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 30 September 2088 at 15:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.