Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 19 August 2098 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2098 | August 2098

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

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 August 2098 at 00:41 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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2098 after 22 days on 10 September 2098 at 17:33.

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 1219 / 2172

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1219 of Meeus index or 2172 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 1219 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 1220 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.1°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 11 August 2098 at 14:55 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2098 at 01:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 381 681 km

Moon is 381 681 km (237 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 798 km (222 325 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2098 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2098 at 10:54 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 8 August 2098 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.295°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.393° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2098 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 August 2098 at 15:52 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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