Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 September 2024 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | September 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 September 2024 at 01:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2024 after 13 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 305 / 1258

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 305 of Meeus index or 1258 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 305 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 306 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.7°. 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 before apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 186 km

Moon is 405 186 km (251 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 215 km (252 410 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2024 at 05:43 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2024 at 11:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.606°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.671° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2024 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34 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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