Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 September 2026 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1902".

Sturgeon Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 23 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.

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 329 / 1282

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 329 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 330 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.3°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 576 km

Moon is 365 576 km (227 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 255 km (228 823 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.123°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.109° in the next northern standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 11 September 2026 at 03:27 in ♍ Virgo, 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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