Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 7 October 2088 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | October 2088

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

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 October 2088 at 12:24 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 22 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10.

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 1097 / 2050

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1097 of Meeus index or 2050 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1097 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 1098 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.1°. 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 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini. 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 20 October 2088 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 581 km

Moon is 363 581 km (225 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 742 km (251 495 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 October 2088 at 01:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 October 2088 at 00:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.864°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.845° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2088 at 12:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 14 October 2088 at 14:39 in ♎ Libra, 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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