Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2076 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | September 2076

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 September 2076 at 09:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2076 after 4 days on 13 September 2076 at 00:38.

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 948 / 1901

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 948 of Meeus index or 1901 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 948 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 44 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2076. It is 21 minutes longer than next lunation 949 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠219.7°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 28 August 2076 at 02:51 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2076 at 01:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 367 558 km

Moon is 367 558 km (228 390 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 503 km (222 763 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 6 September 2076 at 23:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 19 September 2076 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 07:25 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.585°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.689° in its northern standstill point on 21 September 2076 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 13 September 2076 at 00:38 in ♓ Pisces, 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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