Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 18 August 2060 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | August 2060

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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 August 2060 at 18:23 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 22 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.

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 749 / 1702

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 749 of Meeus index or 1702 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 749 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 750 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.2°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 15 August 2060 at 06:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 740 km

Moon is 364 740 km (226 639 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 090 km (251 711 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 16 August 2060 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2060 at 17:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2060 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.761°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.843° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2060 at 13:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 August 2060 at 00:56 in ♍ Virgo, 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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