Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 September 2055 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 27 September 2055 at 18:11.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2055 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

7 days 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 6 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 389 190 km

Moon is 389 190 km (241 831 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 450 km (252 556 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 28 September 2055 at 05:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.612°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.758° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2055 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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