Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 November 2014 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | November 2014

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

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

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.

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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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 21 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.

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 183 / 1136

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.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 01:56. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 338 km

This apogee Moon is 404 338 km (251 244 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 070 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 371 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2014 at 08:18 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 9 November 2014 at 23:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.575°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.625° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 22 November 2014 at 12:32 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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