Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 September 2096 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | September 2096

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 24 September 2096 at 18:14.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 5 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24.

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 1196 / 2149

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1196 of Meeus index or 2149 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 1196 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 1197 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.3°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 22 September 2096 at 03:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 395 638 km

Moon is 395 638 km (245 838 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 187 km (225 053 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 21 September 2096 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2096 at 22:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 September 2096 at 05:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.795°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.877° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24 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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