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Moon phase on 21 July 2049 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | July 2049

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

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 July 2049 at 18:48 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2049 after 22 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19.

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 612 / 1565

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 612 of Meeus index or 1565 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 612 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 17 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2049. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 613 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠162.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠162.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.8°. 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 15 July 2049 at 07:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 July 2049 at 04:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 381 730 km

Moon is 381 730 km (237 196 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 570 km (252 631 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 12 July 2049 at 03:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 24 July 2049 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2049 at 19:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.045°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.002° in the next northern standstill on 25 July 2049 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 29 July 2049 at 20:07 in ♌ Leo, 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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