Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 27 August 2043 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | August 2043

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 August 2043 at 13:09 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2043 after 22 days on 19 September 2043 at 01:47.

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 539 / 1492

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 539 of Meeus index or 1492 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 539 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 540 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.7°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 August 2043 at 13:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 September 2043 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 348 km

Moon is 363 348 km (225 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 492 km (251 340 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2043 at 23:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2043 at 23:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2043 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.600°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.661° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2043 at 09:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 September 2043 at 13:17 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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