Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 September 2048 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | September 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 8 September 2048 at 06:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 7 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 602 / 1555

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 602 of Meeus index or 1555 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 602 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 21 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 603 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.5°. 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 before perigee

13 days 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 day, 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 363 742 km

Moon is 363 742 km (226 019 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 916 km (229 855 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days 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 day, 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

26 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 in southern standstill

At 22:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.317°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.189° in its northern standstill point on 28 September 2048 at 11:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46 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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