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Waning Gibbous
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October 21
Last Quarter
Illumination: 50%
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Moon Phase on: October 21, 2019

On this day the Moon was in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side will be dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

Visit the October 2019 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Last Quarter Phase

The Last Quarter on October 21 has an illumination of 50%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On October 21 the Moon is 22.13 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

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Phase Details for - October 21

Phase: Last Quarter
Illumination: 50%
Moon Age: 22.13 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,455.17 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,903,413.51 km

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