Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 September 2023 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2023 after 16 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 27 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:42. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 30 August 2023 at 15:51 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 28 September 2023 at 01:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 289 km

This apogee Moon is 406 289 km (252 456 mi) away from Earth. It is 881 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 420 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 3 September 2023 at 07:44 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

9 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 after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2023 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.168°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.254° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 September 2023 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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