Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 September 2066 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | September 2066

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 September 2066 at 13:47.

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 ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2066 after 13 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25.

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 825 / 1778

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 825 of Meeus index or 1778 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 825 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 55 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 826 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.7°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 12 September 2066 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 September 2066 at 12:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 382 799 km

Moon is 382 799 km (237 860 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 827 km (229 800 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 13 September 2066 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 September 2066 at 15:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 11 September 2066 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.408°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.274° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2066 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25 in ♈ Aries, 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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