Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Virgo

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 53% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 21 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 November 2075 at 19:22 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2075 after 21 days on 22 December 2075 at 08:48.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1946".

Lunation 938 / 1891

The Moon is 21 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 938 of Meeus index or 1891 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes and it is 17 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit 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 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠316.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠316.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠337.3°.

Moon after apogee

3 days since point of apogee on 27 November 2075 at 06:17 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 December 2075 at 07:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 399 331 km

The Moon is 399 331 km (248 133 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 912 km (223 639 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 25 November 2075 at 12:09 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 9 December 2075 at 06:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 26 November 2075 at 00:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.487° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.506° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 December 2075 at 16:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 7 December 2075 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov