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Moon phase on 26 February 2068 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 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 ♐ Sagittarius.

* 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2068 after 21 days on 18 March 2068 at 22:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 3 March 2068 at 23:38
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2068 at 19:26
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2068 at 22:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2068 at 18:20

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 22 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 before perigee

7 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 6 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 381 808 km

Moon is 381 808 km (237 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 802 km (221 706 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 9 March 2068 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 04:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

14 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 6 days

After 6 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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