Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 24 September 2054 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | September 2054

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 September 2054 at 18:26 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 ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 22 days on 16 October 2054 at 17:44.

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 676 / 1629

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 676 of Meeus index or 1629 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 676 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 677 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠7.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.7°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 14 September 2054 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 September 2054 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 373 505 km

Moon is 373 505 km (232 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 310 km (223 886 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 14 September 2054 at 21:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2054 at 16:44 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 10 September 2054 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.139°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.216° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2054 at 05:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 1 October 2054 at 09:49 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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