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Moon phase on 1 September 2078 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | September 2078

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% 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 30 August 2078 at 02:16.

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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 20 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

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 972 / 1925

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 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 972 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 973 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠80.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 372 053 km

Moon is 372 053 km (231 183 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 992 km (251 650 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 05:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.321°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.437° in its southern standstill point on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 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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