Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 September 2026 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | September 2026

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 September 2026 at 07:51.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 19 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.

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 329 / 1282

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.3°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 615 km

The Moon is 365 615 km (227 183 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 217 km (251 169 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.109°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.065° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 September 2026 at 03:27 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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