Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2023 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | September 2023

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 6 September 2023 at 22:21.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2023 after 20 days on 29 September 2023 at 09:57.

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 292 / 1245

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 292 of Meeus index or 1245 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 13 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.9°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2023 at 15:51 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 September 2023 at 15:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 396 435 km

The Moon is 396 435 km (246 333 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 289 km (252 456 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 3 September 2023 at 07:44 in ♈ Aries. 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 17 September 2023 at 19:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 13:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.168°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.254° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 23 September 2023 at 03:42.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 15 September 2023 at 01:40 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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