Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 September 2009 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | September 2009

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 26 September 2009 at 04:50.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 3 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10.

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 120 / 1073

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 120 of Meeus index or 1073 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 120 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 121 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠65.2°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2009 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 403 287 km

Moon is 403 287 km (250 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 068 km (229 328 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.188°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.057° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2009 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10 in ♈ Aries, 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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