September Perigee Moon

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   Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle the Earth each month. The Moon also has a slightly elliptical-shaped orbit allowing for the Moon to have a furthest (apogee) and closest (perigee) distances from the Earth each month. This month the 11 days old waxing Gibbous Moon reaches perigee today, 15 September, and will more or less be at a distance of 28.8 Earth diameters (366,992.0 km or 228,038.4 miles)

   
   
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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