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Moon phase on 26 September 2051 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | September 2051

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

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 September 2051 at 01:22 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 23 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.

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 639 / 1592

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 639 of Meeus index or 1592 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 639 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 640 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠137°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.9°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 372 371 km

Moon is 372 371 km (231 381 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 415 km (252 535 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 07:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.704°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in its southern standstill point on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 4 October 2051 at 20:47 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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