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Moon phase on 25 November 2051 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | November 2051

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

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 November 2051 at 04:02 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 ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 22 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

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 641 / 1594

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 641 of Meeus index or 1594 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 641 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2051. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 642 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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 17 November 2051 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 394 734 km

Moon is 394 734 km (245 276 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 942 km (252 241 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 16 November 2051 at 01:34 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

23 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.736°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.781° in the next southern standstill on 4 December 2051 at 11:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 December 2051 at 09:37 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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