Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2059 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | September 2059

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2059 after 26 days on 21 October 2059 at 02:15.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 October 2059 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 197 km

Moon is 369 197 km (229 408 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 424 km (252 540 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.003°. Next 4 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 12 days

After 12 days on 6 October 2059 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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