Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 September 2071 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | September 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 September 2071 at 17:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1858"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2071 after 12 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 887 / 1840

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 887 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 888 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠40.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.5°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2071 at 04:01 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 385 823 km

Moon is 385 823 km (239 739 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 514 km (251 353 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 23 September 2071 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 17 September 2071 at 12:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.143°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.146° in the next southern standstill on 30 September 2071 at 13:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 9 October 2071 at 05:23 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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