Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 September 2015 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | September 2015

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 5 September 2015 at 09:54.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2015 after 21 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50.

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 193 / 1146

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 193 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 194 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.3°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 September 2015 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 381 788 km

Moon is 381 788 km (237 232 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 466 km (252 566 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 31 August 2015 at 10:16 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 14 September 2015 at 04:38 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 17:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.163°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.134° in its southern standstill point on 21 September 2015 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 13 September 2015 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo, 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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