Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 25 September 2081 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 September 2081 at 01:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2081 after 22 days on 17 October 2081 at 20:50.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1010 of Meeus index or 1963 from Brown series.
Length of current 1010 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1011 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of apogee on 17 September 2081 at 08:20 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2081 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 380 559 km (236 468 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 089 km (222 506 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2081 at 06:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2081 at 01:46 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.512°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in its southern standstill point on 8 October 2081 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 2 October 2081 at 17:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.