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Moon phase on 11 March 2026 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | March 2026

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

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.

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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 passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1931".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 21 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2026 at 01:23
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2026 at 19:18
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 2 April 2026 at 02:12
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52

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 323 / 1276

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.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.3°

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°).

Moon after apogee

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.

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Distance to Moon 404 952 km

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).

Moon before ascending node

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.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

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.

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Syzygy in 7 days

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.

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