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Moon phase on 30 September 2043 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | September 2043

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 25 September 2043 at 18:40.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 17 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 649 km

Moon is 384 649 km (239 010 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 459 km (251 941 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.712°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.686° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12 in ♎ Libra, 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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