Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 26 September 2070 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | September 2070

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

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 September 2070 at 04:02 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2070 after 23 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.

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 874 / 1827

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 874 of Meeus index or 1827 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠66.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠100.2°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 24 September 2070 at 22:02 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 332 km

The Moon is 363 332 km (225 764 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 811 km (251 538 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 21 September 2070 at 16:24 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2070 at 16:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 13:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.394°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2070. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.377° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 10 October 2070 at 08:55.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 4 October 2070 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra 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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