Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 October 2076 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Leo.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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 October 2076 at 18:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2076 after 21 days on 10 November 2076 at 21:07.
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 949 of Meeus index or 1902 from Brown series.
Length of current 949 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 950 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠219.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2076 at 06:57 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2076 at 03:11 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 403 798 km (250 908 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 879 km (251 580 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 16 October 2076 at 15:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2076 at 02:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 18 October 2076 at 10:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.937°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.032° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 27 October 2076 at 20:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.