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Moon phase on 19 August 2068 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | August 2068

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

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 August 2068 at 00:16 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 23 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.

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 848 / 1801

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠160.5°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 437 km

The Moon is 371 437 km (230 800 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 437 km (252 548 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 7 August 2068 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.234°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.140° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo 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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