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Moon phase on 15 September 2017 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | September 2017

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% 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 13 September 2017 at 06:25.

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 ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1908".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 20 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.

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 218 / 1171

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 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 218 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 219 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 678 km

Moon is 365 678 km (227 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 342 km (251 246 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 4 September 2017 at 18:41 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.438°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.516° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 20 September 2017 at 05:30 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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