Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 December 2041 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | December 2041

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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 December 2041 at 13:32 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 21 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.

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 518 / 1471

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 518 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 519 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.9°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:09, this is 12 days after last perigee on 2 December 2041 at 16:20 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 332 km

This apogee Moon is 404 332 km (251 240 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 076 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 377 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 4 December 2041 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.747°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.725° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 23 December 2041 at 08:06 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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