Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 September 2014 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | September 2014

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 September 2014 at 02:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 19 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.

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 181 / 1134

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 181 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 182 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 402 641 km

Moon is 402 641 km (250 190 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 846 km (252 181 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after its descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.579°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.528° in the next southern standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 24 September 2014 at 06:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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