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Moon phase on 18 February 2055 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 February 2055 at 14:14 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 22 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.
Length of current 681 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 682 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.8°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 376 614 km (234 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 514 km (252 596 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2055 at 23:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.711°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.715° in the next southern standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 26 February 2055 at 12:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.