Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 September 2034 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | September 2034

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

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 19 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 29 August 2034 at 16:49.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1902".

Sturgeon Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2034 after 25 days on 28 September 2034 at 02:57.

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 428 / 1381

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 428 of Meeus index or 1381 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 428 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 429 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.6°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:31, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 September 2034 at 07:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 629 km

This perigee Moon is 367 629 km (228 434 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 121 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 727 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 August 2034 at 22:58 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2034 at 23:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2034 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.184° in the next northern standstill on 6 September 2034 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 12 September 2034 at 16:14 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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