Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 24 October 2024 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | October 2024

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 October 2024 at 08:03 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 22 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.

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 306 / 1259

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 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 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.3°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 390 846 km

The Moon is 390 846 km (242 860 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 164 km (252 379 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.653°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.578° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 in ♏ Scorpio 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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