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Moon phase on 27 September 2074 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | September 2074

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 September 2074 at 17:59 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2074 after 7 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55.

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 924 / 1877

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 924 of Meeus index or 1877 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2074. It is 1 minute 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠314.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠335.8°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2074 at 22:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2074 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 378 km

The Moon is 365 378 km (227 035 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 331 km (251 861 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 16 September 2074 at 20:14 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 15 September 2074 at 04:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.157°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.263° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 September 2074 at 04:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55 in ♈ Aries 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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