Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 September 2019 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% 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 22 September 2019 at 02:41.

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 ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 18 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 243 / 1196

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 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 before apogee

11 days 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 2 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 365 673 km

The Moon is 365 673 km (227 219 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 803 km (222 328 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 October 2019 at 18:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

2 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.681°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.788° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2019 at 16:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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