Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 September 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | September 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 24% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 September 2021 at 00:52.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1906".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 9 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.

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 268 / 1221

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 268 of Meeus index or 1221 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠297.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠297.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:05. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 464 km

This perigee Moon is 368 464 km (228 953 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 956 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 892 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2021 at 16:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.868°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.980° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 September 2021 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces 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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