Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 August 2046 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 August 2046 at 18:36 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 21 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.
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 576 of Meeus index or 1529 from Brown series.
Length of current 576 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2046. It is longer than next lunation 577 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 395 050 km (245 473 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 321 km (222 650 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2046 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.723°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.666° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 31 August 2046 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.