Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 September 2020 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | September 2020

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 ♓ Pisces.

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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 2 September 2020 at 05:22.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 28 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.

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 255 / 1208

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 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.2°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 666 km

The Moon is 402 666 km (250 205 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 606 km (252 032 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after descending node on 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 28 August 2020 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.219°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.353° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2020 at 05:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 September 2020 at 11:00 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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