Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 September 2068 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | September 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 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 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 24 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 373 270 km

The Moon is 373 270 km (231 939 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 613 km (252 658 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 02:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 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 day 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 9 days

In 9 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48 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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