Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 18 September 2049 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | September 2049

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

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 September 2049 at 23:03 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 22 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.

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 614 / 1567

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 614 of Meeus index or 1567 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 614 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 46 minutes. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 615 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.4°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2049 at 00:14 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 September 2049 at 00:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 737 km

Moon is 398 737 km (247 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 133 km (251 738 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 17 September 2049 at 00:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 October 2049 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 07:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.544°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.422° in its southern standstill point on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 27 September 2049 at 02:05 in ♎ Libra, 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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