Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 September 2014 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | September 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 September 2014 at 11:11.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 1 day on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 181 / 1134

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.3°.

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 313 km

The Moon is 363 313 km (225 752 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 388 km (222 692 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.641°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.579° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 9 September 2014 at 01:38 in ♓ Pisces 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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