Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 September 2087 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | September 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 28 August 2087 at 05:08.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2087 after 9 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43.

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 1084 / 2037

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 1084 of Meeus index or 2037 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 1084 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1085 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠95.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠95.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.7°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:42, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 August 2087 at 10:24 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2087 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 474 km

This apogee Moon is 404 474 km (251 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 934 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 235 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 03:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 16 September 2087 at 15:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 03:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 22 August 2087 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.473°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.343° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2087 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 September 2087 at 16:43 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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