Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 September 2055 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | September 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 29 August 2055 at 08:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2055 after 1 day on 6 September 2055 at 01:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 688 / 1641

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 688 of Meeus index or 1641 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 688 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2055. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 689 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠336.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.8°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2055 at 04:11 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 September 2055 at 13:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 173 km

Moon is 399 173 km (248 035 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 177 km (252 387 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 3 September 2055 at 07:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2055 at 19:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 31 August 2055 at 23:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.442°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.530° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2055 at 17:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 6 September 2055 at 01:56 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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