Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 September 2088 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | September 2088

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 1 September 2088 at 02:57.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 23 days on 30 September 2088 at 15:25.

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 1096 / 2049

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1096 of Meeus index or 2049 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1096 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 1097 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2088 at 05:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 10 September 2088 at 15:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 220 km

Moon is 365 220 km (226 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 469 km (228 956 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 4 September 2088 at 19:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2088 at 16:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 25 August 2088 at 20:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.084°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.985° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2088 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 15 September 2088 at 01:58 in ♍ Virgo, 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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