Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 September 2074 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2074 | September 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2074 after 22 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55.

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 923 / 1876

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 923 of Meeus index or 1876 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 923 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 924 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠286°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠314.8°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:10, this is 14 days after last perigee on 28 August 2074 at 10:58 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2074 at 22:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous perigeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 404 457 km

This apogee Moon is 404 457 km (251 318 mi) away from Earth. It is 951 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 252 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 2 September 2074 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 September 2074 at 20:14 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 31 August 2074 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.072°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.157° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2074 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 21 September 2074 at 01:28 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page