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Moon phase on 21 October 2019 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 21 October 2019 at 12:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 22 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.
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 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.
Length of current 244 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 245 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 370 455 km (230 190 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 316 km (224 511 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 28 October 2019 at 03:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.