Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 September 2022 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | September 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 27 August 2022 at 08:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 7 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

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 280 / 1233

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 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 280 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 281 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.5°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 592 km

Moon is 370 592 km (230 275 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 491 km (226 484 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.100°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.219° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2022 at 13:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59 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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