Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 September 2059 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | September 2059

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 September 2059 at 00:44.

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 ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

9 days 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 4 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 371 830 km

Moon is 371 830 km (231 044 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 861 km (221 743 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2059 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.003°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.089° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2059 at 16:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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