Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2016 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | September 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 1 September 2016 at 09:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2016 after 8 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05.

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 206 / 1159

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 206 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 207 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.6°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 638 km

Moon is 403 638 km (250 809 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 894 km (224 871 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 1 September 2016 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.455°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.451° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 16 September 2016 at 19:05 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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