Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 September 2016 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | September 2016

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 23 September 2016 at 09:56.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 19 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.

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 206 / 1159

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 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.6°.

Moon after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 666 km

The Moon is 382 666 km (237 778 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 100 km (252 339 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.475°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 1 October 2016 at 00:12 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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