Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 August 2009 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | August 2009

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 August 2009 at 11:42.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2009 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 402 963 km

Moon is 402 963 km (250 390 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 269 km (251 822 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.391°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.289° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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