The Moon above Lake Ontario at Oswego, NY.

Moon above US Flag at Fort Ontario

Back in September my family decided to take a drive up to Oswego, New York, to see Fort Ontario, which sits on the shore of Lake Ontario. When we arrived, the Moon was still in the sky above the lake.

The Moon above Lake Ontario

On this day, September 26, 2021, the Moon was in its Waning Gibbous Phase. During this phase, the amount of the Moon's visible surface from Earth decreases from 99.9% to 50.1%. The Waning Gibbous Phase occurs after a Full Moon, and before the Third Quarter Moon. 

The Moon above the US Flag, at Fort Ontario
The Moon above the US Flag, at Fort Ontario.

 Also, on September 26th, the Moon would be at apogee, at 5:44 p.m. EDT. According to NASA's Moon Guide this is the farthest the Moon will be from Earth during this orbit. 

The Moon above Lake Ontario, at Oswego, NY.
The Moon above Lake Ontario, from the grounds of Fort Ontario.

Photographs taken on September 26, 2021, at Oswego, New York.


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