Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 September 2086 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | September 2086

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 16 September 2086 at 05:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1911".

Harvest Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2086 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

10 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 2 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 369 836 km

Moon is 369 836 km (229 805 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 038 km (221 853 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 14 September 2086 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2086 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.940°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.839° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2086 at 08:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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