Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2078 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | September 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 26 days on 21 October 2078 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 973 / 1926

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠115.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.4°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 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 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 438 km

The Moon is 363 438 km (225 830 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 013 km (252 285 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 13:18 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.437°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.518° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06 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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