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Moon phase on 20 August 2068 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | August 2068

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

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 August 2068 at 00:16 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 22 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 848 / 1801

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 848 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 849 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.5°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 375 648 km

Moon is 375 648 km (233 417 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 437 km (252 548 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.234°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.140° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo, 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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