Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 September 2068 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | September 2068

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 September 2068 at 10:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 18 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.

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 849 / 1802

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 399 659 km

Moon is 399 659 km (248 337 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 613 km (252 658 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.889°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.769° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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