Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 August 2086 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 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 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 31 August 2086 at 07:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2086 after 22 days on 23 September 2086 at 01:15.
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 1071 of Meeus index or 2024 from Brown series.
Length of current 1071 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours shorter than next lunation 1072 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠157.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2086 at 02:04 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 September 2086 at 10:10 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 373 320 km (231 970 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 378 km (252 512 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:57 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 14 September 2086 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2086 at 11:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.198°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.092° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2086 at 02:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 8 September 2086 at 01:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.