Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 September 2068 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | September 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 28 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.

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 849 / 1802

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 849 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 850 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:17, this is 13 days after last apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 356 950 km

This perigee Moon is 356 950 km (221 798 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 558 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 406 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.990°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.889° in the next northern standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 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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