Quarter ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 September 2086 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 September 2086 at 17:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2086 after 22 days on 22 October 2086 at 09:56.
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 1072 of Meeus index or 2025 from Brown series.
Length of current 1072 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1073 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠157.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.4°. 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 23 September 2086 at 10:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2086 at 14:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 379 984 km (236 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 627 km (252 666 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 27 September 2086 at 11:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2086 at 22:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 28 September 2086 at 08:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.839°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.722° in the next southern standstill on 13 October 2086 at 01:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 7 October 2086 at 17:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.