Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2077 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | September 2077

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 September 2077 at 17:23.

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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 23 days on 2 October 2077 at 01:20.

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 960 / 1913

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 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 960 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 3 September 2077 at 12:31 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 September 2077 at 06:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 373 340 km

Moon is 373 340 km (231 983 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 604 km (252 652 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 05:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 22 September 2077 at 17:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 05:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.035°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.130° in the next northern standstill on 11 September 2077 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 17 September 2077 at 05:53 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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