Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Gemini

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 49% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 September 2096 at 10:17 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 22 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1906".

Lunation 1195 / 2148

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1195 of Meeus index or 2148 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes and it is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠76.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠76.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110.9°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 6 September 2096 at 10:00 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 September 2096 at 03:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 364 593 km

The Moon is 364 593 km (226 548 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 898 km (251 592 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 7 September 2096 at 18:11 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2096 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the last southern standstill on 28 August 2096 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.564° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.671° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 September 2096 at 21:55 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 16 September 2096 at 15:10 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov