Quarter* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 August 2029 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 September 2029 at 04:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 22 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 366 of Meeus index or 1319 from Brown series.
Length of current 366 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 367 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 402 317 km (249 988 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 349 km (224 532 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 19 August 2029 at 15:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2029 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2029 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.253°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.127° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2029 at 23:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 8 September 2029 at 10:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.