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Moon phase on 19 August 2022 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 August 2022 at 04:36 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 21 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

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 279 / 1232

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.2°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 056 km

The Moon is 399 056 km (247 962 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 419 km (251 916 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.024°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.100° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 27 August 2022 at 08:17 in ♍ Virgo 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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