Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 November 2014 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 November 2014 at 15:16 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 21 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.
Length of current 183 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 184 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:56, this is 12 days after last perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 338 km (251 244 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 070 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 371 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.575°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.625° in the next southern standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.