Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 September 2063 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2063 after 1 day on 7 September 2063 at 20:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 787 / 1740

The Moon is 13 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:12, this is 13 days after last perigee on 24 August 2063 at 02:53 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2063 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 190 km

This apogee Moon is 406 190 km (252 395 mi) away from Earth. It is 782 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 519 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 22:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 September 2063 at 16:51 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 22:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 1 September 2063 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.251°. Next 9 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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