Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 August 2009 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | August 2009

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 August 2009 at 10:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2009 after 13 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 119 / 1072

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 119 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 120 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.3°. 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°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2009 at 04:53 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 373 688 km

Moon is 373 688 km (232 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 269 km (251 822 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 18 August 2009 at 14:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2009 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2009 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.442°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.391° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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