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Moon phase on 24 April 2068 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | April 2068

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 April 2068 at 02:30 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 22 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 April 2068 at 02:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2068 at 18:07
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2068 at 04:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2068 at 05:35

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 844 / 1797

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 844 of Meeus index or 1797 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 844 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 845 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.5°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 13 April 2068 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 369 127 km

Moon is 369 127 km (229 365 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 942 km (226 143 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2068 at 08:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2068 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.479°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.452° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 1 May 2068 at 18:07 in ♉ Taurus, 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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