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Moon phase on 21 December 2054 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 December 2054 at 18:22 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 22 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.
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 679 of Meeus index or 1632 from Brown series.
Length of current 679 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 680 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 364 043 km (226 206 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 985 km (251 646 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2054 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.747°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.763° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2054 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 28 December 2054 at 23:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.