Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 September 2018 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | September 2018

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 9 September 2018 at 18:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1906".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2018 after 14 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53.

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 231 / 1184

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 231 of Meeus index or 1184 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.6°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 September 2018 at 00:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 308 km

The Moon is 371 308 km (230 720 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 875 km (251 578 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 6 September 2018 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.837°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.909° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53 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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