Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 September 2097 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | September 2097

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 August 2097 at 07:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 19 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00.

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 1207 / 2160

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1207 of Meeus index or 2160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 1207 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 1208 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.4°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:07, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 August 2097 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 September 2097 at 20:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 365 774 km

This perigee Moon is 365 774 km (227 281 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 266 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 582 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2097 at 22:42 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 1 September 2097 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.741°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.835° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2097 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 6 September 2097 at 00:33 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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