Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 September 2055 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | September 2055

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2055 at 02:19.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2055 after 12 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38.

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 689 / 1642

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 689 of Meeus index or 1642 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 689 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 690 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.9°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 21 September 2055 at 12:32 in ♎ Libra. 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 5 October 2055 at 17:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 868 km

Moon is 364 868 km (226 718 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 450 km (252 556 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2055 at 19:18 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2055 at 10:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2055 at 17:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.530°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.612° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2055 at 05:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38 in ♈ Aries, 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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