Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 August 2076 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 August 2076 at 11:00 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2076 after 22 days on 13 September 2076 at 00:38.
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 947 of Meeus index or 1900 from Brown series.
Length of current 947 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 948 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2076 at 15:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 August 2076 at 02:51 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 253 km (240 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 487 km (252 579 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 10 August 2076 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 August 2076 at 10:33 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2076 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.400°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.455° in the next northern standstill on 24 August 2076 at 20:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 29 August 2076 at 13:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.