Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 11 December 2055 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | December 2055

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

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 December 2055 at 15:05 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 ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 22 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.

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 691 / 1644

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 691 of Meeus index or 1644 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 691 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 692 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠24.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠45.5°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 29 November 2055 at 09:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 109 km

Moon is 366 109 km (227 490 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 611 km (227 180 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 8 December 2055 at 02:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2055 at 12:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.161°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.183° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 18 December 2055 at 08:15 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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