Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2051 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | September 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 September 2051 at 04:33.

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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2051 after 11 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11.

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 639 / 1592

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 639 of Meeus index or 1592 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 639 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 640 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠137°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.9°. 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

15 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2051 at 08:43 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 September 2051 at 04:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 438 km

Moon is 405 438 km (251 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 670 km (252 072 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 15:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 15:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 30 August 2051 at 01:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.858°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.758° in the next southern standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11 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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