Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2051 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | September 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 25 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 774 km

Moon is 365 774 km (227 281 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 415 km (252 535 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.758°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.704° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 4 October 2051 at 20:47 in ♎ Libra, 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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