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Moon phase on 9 September 2054 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | September 2054

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 56% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 September 2054 at 21:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2054 after 7 days on 17 September 2054 at 01:41.

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 676 / 1629

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 676 of Meeus index or 1629 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠7.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠7.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠23.7°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2054 at 14:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 September 2054 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 392 629 km

The Moon is 392 629 km (243 968 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 922 km (252 228 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 1 September 2054 at 07:18 in ♌ Leo. 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 14 September 2054 at 21:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

8 days 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 28 August 2054 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.122°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-19.139° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 September 2054 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 17 September 2054 at 01:41 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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