Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 September 2074 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | September 2074

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

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 September 2074 at 12:21.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1909".

Hunter Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2074 after 18 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 923 of Meeus index or 1876 from Brown series.

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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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 12 September 2074 at 02:10 in ♊ Gemini. 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 23 September 2074 at 22:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 745 km

Moon is 395 745 km (245 905 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 307 km (226 991 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 20:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 September 2074 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.157°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.263° in the next southern standstill on 28 September 2074 at 04:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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.

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