Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 September 2045 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | September 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 September 2045 at 01:27.

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 ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2045 after 13 days on 26 September 2045 at 06:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 565 / 1518

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 565 of Meeus index or 1518 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 565 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 566 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠34.3°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2045 at 02:20 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 September 2045 at 12:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 485 km

Moon is 369 485 km (229 587 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 498 km (251 965 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 9 September 2045 at 07:56 in ♌ Leo, 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 22 September 2045 at 19:34 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 5 September 2045 at 06:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.764°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.716° in the next southern standstill on 17 September 2045 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 26 September 2045 at 06:11 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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