Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 September 2097 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | September 2097

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

Waxing Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% 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 13 September 2097 at 14:22.

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 ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 6 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 1208 / 2161

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 1208 of Meeus index or 2161 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 1208 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 1209 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠47.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠47.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.4°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 14 September 2097 at 20:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 379 km

Moon is 405 379 km (251 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 864 km (229 823 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra, 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 24 September 2097 at 02:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, 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 14 September 2097 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.835°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.911° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2097 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00 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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