Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 September 2086 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | September 2086

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 8 September 2086 at 01:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2086 after 8 days on 23 September 2086 at 01:15.

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 1072 / 2025

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 1072 of Meeus index or 2025 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 1072 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1073 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠157.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠157.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2086 at 10:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2086 at 10:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 907 km

Moon is 396 907 km (246 627 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 038 km (221 853 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 21:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 21:12 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2086 at 02:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.092°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.940° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2086 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 23 September 2086 at 01:15 in ♈ Aries, 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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