Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 September 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 19 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 24 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 September 2048 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 055 km

Moon is 405 055 km (251 690 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 916 km (229 855 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 September 2048 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 September 2048 at 06:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.449°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.317° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2048 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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