Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2068 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | September 2068

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 4 September 2068 at 22:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 3 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 849 / 1802

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.9°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 371 669 km

The Moon is 371 669 km (230 944 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 950 km (221 798 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.990°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.889° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19 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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