Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 September 2076 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | September 2076

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 September 2076 at 01:06.

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 passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2076 after 20 days on 12 October 2076 at 09:37.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 12 September 2076 at 01:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 September 2076 at 11:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 386 km

Moon is 400 386 km (248 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 798 km (252 151 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 19 September 2076 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2076 at 00:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 02:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.689°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.833° in its southern standstill point on 5 October 2076 at 13:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 28 September 2076 at 05:27 in ♎ Libra, 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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