Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 17 August 2014 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | August 2014

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

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 August 2014 at 12:26 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 22 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.

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 180 / 1133

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 180 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 181 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 385 475 km

Moon is 385 475 km (239 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 523 km (252 602 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 15 August 2014 at 00:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.827°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.750° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2014 at 22:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 August 2014 at 14:13 in ♌ Leo, 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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