Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 September 2036 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | September 2036

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 ♌ Leo.

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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 13 September 2036 at 10:29.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2036 after 17 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15.

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 453 / 1406

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 453 of Meeus index or 1406 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 453 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 454 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.8°. 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

14 days after point of apogee on 3 September 2036 at 00:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2036 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 324 km

Moon is 363 324 km (225 759 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 820 km (224 203 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 07:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 07:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2036 at 18:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.957°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.031° in the next southern standstill on 27 September 2036 at 16:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 20 September 2036 at 01:51 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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