Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2012 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | September 2012

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 16 September 2012 at 02:11.

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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1911".

Harvest Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2012 after 10 days on 30 September 2012 at 03:19.

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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 157 / 1110

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 157 of Meeus index or 1110 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2012. It is 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠312.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠334.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 02:52. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 7 September 2012 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 5 October 2012 at 00:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 749 km

This perigee Moon is 365 749 km (227 266 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 241 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 607 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 7 September 2012 at 02:08 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2012 at 12:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2012 at 18:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.244°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.135° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 September 2012 at 00:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 30 September 2012 at 03:19 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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