Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 9 September 2077 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | September 2077

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 September 2077 at 08:36 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1906".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 22 days on 2 October 2077 at 01:20.

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 960 / 1913

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 960 of Meeus index or 1913 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 960 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 961 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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 3 September 2077 at 12:31 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 September 2077 at 06:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 377 809 km

Moon is 377 809 km (234 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 604 km (252 652 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 8 September 2077 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2077 at 17:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2077 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.035°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.130° in the next northern standstill on 11 September 2077 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 17 September 2077 at 05:53 in ♍ Virgo, 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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