Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 September 2068 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | September 2068

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 18 September 2068 at 10:16.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

11 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 2 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 402 420 km

The Moon is 402 420 km (250 052 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 613 km (252 658 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 16 September 2068 at 02:30 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.889°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.769° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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