Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 September 2097 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 13 September 2097 at 14:22.
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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 4 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1208 of Meeus index or 2161 from Brown series.
Length of current 1208 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 1209 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠47.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.4°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 14 September 2097 at 20:28 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 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 402 439 km (250 064 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 864 km (229 823 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2097 at 02:09 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 September 2097 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.835°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.911° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2097 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.