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Moon phase on 25 February 2068 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | February 2068

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

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 February 2068 at 06:25 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 22 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.

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 842 / 1795

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 842 of Meeus index or 1795 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 842 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. It is 39 minutes longer than next lunation 843 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.9°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 18 February 2068 at 20:46 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2068 at 18:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 386 651 km

Moon is 386 651 km (240 254 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 802 km (221 706 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 11 February 2068 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2068 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.052°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.894° in the next southern standstill on 27 February 2068 at 02:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 March 2068 at 23:38 in ♓ Pisces, 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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