Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 September 2071 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | September 2071

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 September 2071 at 14:51.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 25 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23.

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 886 / 1839

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 886 of Meeus index or 1839 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 886 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 887 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.7°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 5 September 2071 at 06:50 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 21 September 2071 at 04:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 381 301 km

Moon is 381 301 km (236 929 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 336 km (226 388 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 10 September 2071 at 12:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2071 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 3 September 2071 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.164°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.143° in the next northern standstill on 17 September 2071 at 12:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 23 September 2071 at 17:21 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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