Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 September 2063 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | September 2063

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 30 August 2063 at 19:04.

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 passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2063 after 5 days on 7 September 2063 at 20:53.

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 787 / 1740

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 787 of Meeus index or 1740 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 787 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 788 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14.3°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2063 at 02:53 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2063 at 18:12 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 745 km

Moon is 396 745 km (246 526 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 190 km (252 395 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 24 August 2063 at 06:07 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 September 2063 at 22:09 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 1 September 2063 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.251°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.212° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2063 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 7 September 2063 at 20:53 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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