Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 September 2021 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | September 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 September 2021 at 00:52.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 8 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.

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 268 / 1221

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 268 of Meeus index or 1221 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 268 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 269 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠297.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠297.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.3°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 September 2021 at 10:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 348 km

Moon is 363 348 km (225 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 641 km (251 432 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 16:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 26 September 2021 at 07:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.868°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.980° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2021 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55 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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