Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 September 2078 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | September 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 27 days on 21 October 2078 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 973 / 1926

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 973 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 974 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠115.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:38, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 361 662 km

This perigee Moon is 361 662 km (224 726 mi) away from Earth. It is 846 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 694 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 11 September 2078 at 01:26 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.437°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.518° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06 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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