Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2081 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | September 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 September 2081 at 09:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2081 after 9 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45.

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 1010 / 1963

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1010 of Meeus index or 1963 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 1010 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1011 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.5°. 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 2081 at 13:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2081 at 08:20 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 375 967 km

Moon is 375 967 km (233 615 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 234 km (252 422 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 3 September 2081 at 14:55 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2081 at 06:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2081 at 07:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.537°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.547° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2081 at 20:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 September 2081 at 03:45 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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