Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 September 2024 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 18 September 2024 at 02:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1912".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 25 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.

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 305 / 1258

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2024 at 13:26 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 116 km

Moon is 367 116 km (228 115 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 517 km (252 598 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 18 September 2024 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2024 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.671°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.695° in the next northern standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 2 October 2024 at 18:49 in ♎ Libra, 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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