Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 September 2093 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 September 2093 at 15:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2093 after 16 days on 4 October 2093 at 18:18.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1158 of Meeus index or 2111 from Brown series.
Length of current 1158 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 1159 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠247.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 15 September 2093 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2093 at 02:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 401 407 km (249 423 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 262 km (228 206 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 15 September 2093 at 11:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 September 2093 at 05:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2093 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.823°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.954° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2093 at 09:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 20 September 2093 at 18:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.