Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 9 August 2069 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | August 2069

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

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 August 2069 at 19:41 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 ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1893".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 22 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.

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 860 / 1813

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 860 of Meeus index or 1813 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 860 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 861 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.7°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 7 August 2069 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2069 at 23:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 470 km

Moon is 363 470 km (225 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 03:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 August 2069 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2069 at 03:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.783°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.686° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2069 at 05:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 16 August 2069 at 22:03 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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