Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 March 2022 at 05:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 22 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 274 of Meeus index or 1227 from Brown series.
Length of current 274 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 275 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠89.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 March 2022 at 23:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 596 km (225 928 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 438 km (251 306 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 22 March 2022 at 08:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.787°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.880° in its northern standstill point on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.