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Moon phase on 29 September 2024 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | September 2024

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 24 September 2024 at 18:50.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

10 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 3 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 400 551 km

Moon is 400 551 km (248 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 517 km (252 598 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.695°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.684° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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