Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 19 July 2014 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

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

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 July 2014 at 02:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 22 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.

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 179 / 1132

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 378 414 km

Moon is 378 414 km (235 136 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 570 km (252 631 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.982°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.934° in the next northern standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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