Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 September 2086 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | September 2086

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 23 September 2086 at 01:15.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1914".

Harvest Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2086 after 26 days on 22 October 2086 at 09:56.

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2086 at 10:35 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 7 October 2086 at 14:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 023 km

Moon is 365 023 km (226 815 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 627 km (252 666 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 day, 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

10 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2086 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.940°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 7 October 2086 at 17:56 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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