Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 September 2043 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | September 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 24 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 540 / 1493

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠88.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.9°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 318 km

The Moon is 363 318 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 459 km (251 941 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2043 at 11:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.703°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.712° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12 in ♎ Libra 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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