Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 September 2019 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 28 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 243 / 1196

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 243 of Meeus index or 1196 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11.4°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 403 876 km

The Moon is 403 876 km (250 957 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 803 km (222 328 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.681° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 28 September 2019 at 18:26 in ♍ Virgo 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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