Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 30 August 2097 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | August 2097

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

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 August 2097 at 07:54 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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 22 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00.

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 1207 / 2160

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1207 of Meeus index or 2160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 1207 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 1208 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.4°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 18 August 2097 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 September 2097 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 296 km

Moon is 365 296 km (226 984 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 774 km (227 281 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2097 at 22:42 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2097 at 11:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.633°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.741° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2097 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 6 September 2097 at 00:33 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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