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Moon phase on 22 September 2019 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 September 2019 at 02:41 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2019 after 21 days on 13 October 2019 at 21:08.

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 243 / 1196

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 243 of Meeus index or 1196 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 243 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 244 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.4°. 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 13 September 2019 at 13:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 376 609 km

Moon is 376 609 km (234 014 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 803 km (222 328 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 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

14 days after previous South standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.539°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.681° in the next northern standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 28 September 2019 at 18:26 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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