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Moon phase on 23 August 2019 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | August 2019

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

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 August 2019 at 14:56 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 21 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.

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 242 / 1195

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 242 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 243 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.3°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 388 331 km

Moon is 388 331 km (241 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 177 km (221 939 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.399°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.473° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 in ♍ Virgo, 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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