Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 September 2074 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2074 after 16 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 26 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 before perigee

6 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 5 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 386 700 km

Moon is 386 700 km (240 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 307 km (226 991 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 16 September 2074 at 20:14 in ♋ Cancer, 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 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2074 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.157°. Next 9 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 2 days

After 2 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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