Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 September 2078 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1914".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 24 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 20 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 671 km

Moon is 364 671 km (226 596 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 013 km (252 285 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.437°. Next day 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 9 days

After 9 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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