Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 8 March 2010 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 March 2010 at 15:42 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 21 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2010 at 21:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2010 at 11:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2010 at 02:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 6 April 2010 at 09:37

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.

Lunation 125 / 1078

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 125 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 126 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.2°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 111 km

Moon is 397 111 km (246 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 011 km (252 284 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.566°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.420° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 15 March 2010 at 21:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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