Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 September 2042 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | September 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 14 September 2042 at 08:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2042 after 12 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34.

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 528 / 1481

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 528 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 529 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.1°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2042 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 443 km

Moon is 405 443 km (251 931 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 154 km (252 372 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 13:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 30 September 2042 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2042 at 03:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.465° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2042 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 29 September 2042 at 10:34 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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