Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 September 2043 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | September 2043

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 September 2043 at 13:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1829"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 3 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.

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 540 / 1493

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 540 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 541 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.9°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 391 787 km

Moon is 391 787 km (243 445 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 389 km (227 042 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.703°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.712° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47 in ♓ Pisces, 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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