Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 1 December 2045 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | December 2045

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 December 2045 at 09:46 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 ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2045 after 22 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49.

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 567 / 1520

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 567 of Meeus index or 1520 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 567 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 568 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠58.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠58.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠92.2°. 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 29 November 2045 at 18:10 in ♌ Leo. 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 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 548 km

Moon is 363 548 km (225 898 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 595 km (251 404 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 November 2045 at 17:44 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2045 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 25 November 2045 at 23:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.257°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.229° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2045 at 23:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 December 2045 at 11:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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