Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2022 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | September 2022

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 September 2022 at 21:52.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 20 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.

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 280 / 1233

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠265.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 14:44. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 556 km

This apogee Moon is 404 556 km (251 379 mi) away from Earth. It is 852 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 153 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus. 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 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.316°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.411° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 25 September 2022 at 21:54 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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