Lunar orbit position on 29 September 2009 Tuesday
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠65.2°.
Moon after apogee
1 day after point of apogee on 28 September 2009 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo.
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Distance to Moon
404 873 km
The Moon is 404 873 km (251 576 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 068 km (229 328 mi).
Moon after ascending node
1 day after ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.
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1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
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Moon after southern standstill
4 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.188°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.057° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2009 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.
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In 4 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
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