Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 September 2069 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | September 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 1 September 2069 at 09:06.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 28 days on 30 September 2069 at 18:09.

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 861 / 1814

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 861 of Meeus index or 1814 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 861 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 862 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2069 at 23:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2069 at 20:15 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 368 305 km

Moon is 368 305 km (228 854 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 898 km (226 116 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2069 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 September 2069 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

10 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2069 at 12:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.563°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.464° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2069 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 15 September 2069 at 11:35 in ♍ Virgo, 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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