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Moon phase on 15 August 2074 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | August 2074

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

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

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.

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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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2074 after 21 days on 5 September 2074 at 13:13.

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 922 / 1875

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.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠286°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:04. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 28 August 2074 at 10:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 246 km

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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 195 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2074 at 13:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.001°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.021° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 August 2074 at 20:33 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 22 August 2074 at 14:59 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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