Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 September 2026 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 September 2026 at 07:51.
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 passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 18 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
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.
The Moon is 26 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.
Length of current 329 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 330 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 384 km (228 903 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 217 km (251 169 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.109°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.065° in the next southern standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 11 September 2026 at 03:27 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.