Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 August 2074 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 August 2074 at 18:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 21 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.
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 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.
Length of current 922 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 923 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠286°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:04, this is 12 days after last perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 August 2074 at 10:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 246 km (251 187 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2074. It is 1 162 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 195 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2074 at 13:23 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.001°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.021° in the next northern standstill on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 22 August 2074 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.