Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 September 2048 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | September 2048

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 August 2048 at 07:42.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 20 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.

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 601 / 1554

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 601 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 602 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠240.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:48, this is 11 days after last perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 235 km

This apogee Moon is 404 235 km (251 180 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 474 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:14 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 15 September 2048 at 06:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 03:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.449°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.317° in its southern standstill point on 14 September 2048 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 September 2048 at 06:24 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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