Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 17 September 2090 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 September 2090 at 23:48 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2090 after 21 days on 8 October 2090 at 15:54.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1121 of Meeus index or 2074 from Brown series.
Length of current 1121 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 1122 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 9 September 2090 at 14:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2090 at 11:39 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 380 526 km (236 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 224 km (221 969 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 9 September 2090 at 07:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2090 at 00:57 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.226°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.246° in its southern standstill point on 30 September 2090 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 23 September 2090 at 17:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.