Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 September 2020 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | September 2020

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 ♋ Cancer.

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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 10 September 2020 at 09:26.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1907".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 20 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.

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 255 / 1208

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 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 255 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 256 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2020 at 13:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 391 635 km

Moon is 391 635 km (243 351 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 081 km (223 123 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 September 2020 at 12:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2020 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.219°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.353° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2020 at 05:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 17 September 2020 at 11:00 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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