Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 October 2014 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | October 2014

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

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 October 2014 at 19:12 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1925".

Beaver Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 22 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.

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 182 / 1135

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 182 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 183 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠252.3°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 080 km

Moon is 401 080 km (249 220 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 898 km (251 592 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.517°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.539° in the next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 23 October 2014 at 21:57 in ♎ Libra, 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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