Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 September 2059 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | September 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 6 September 2059 at 23:01.

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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 12 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.

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 738 / 1691

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 738 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 739 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠173.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197.3°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 795 km

Moon is 403 795 km (250 907 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 861 km (221 743 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2059 at 20:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.870°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.003° in the next southern standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18 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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