Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 September 2017 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | September 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 20 September 2017 at 05:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 8 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.

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 219 / 1172

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠114.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:49. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 342 km

This apogee Moon is 404 342 km (251 246 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 066 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 367 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.438°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-19.516° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40 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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