Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 September 2036 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | September 2036

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 13 September 2036 at 10:29.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2036 after 16 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 453 / 1406

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 453 of Meeus index or 1406 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 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 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:38. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 3 September 2036 at 00:30 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 360 820 km

This perigee Moon is 360 820 km (224 203 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 688 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 536 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 17 September 2036 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 14 September 2036 at 18:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.957°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.031° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 September 2036 at 16:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 20 September 2036 at 01:51 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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