Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 March 2026 at 09:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 21 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.
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 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.
Length of current 323 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 324 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 952 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 858 km (227 955 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 March 2026 at 04:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 21:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.416°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2026. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.371° in its northern standstill point on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 19 March 2026 at 01:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.