Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 September 2081 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | September 2081

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 ♌ Leo.

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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 26 September 2081 at 01:30.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 19 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 17 September 2081 at 08:20 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2081 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 011 km

Moon is 368 011 km (228 671 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 089 km (222 506 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2081 at 06:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2081 at 01:46 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2081 at 14:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.512°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in the next southern standstill on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 2 October 2081 at 17:23 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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