Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 March 2027 at 00:54 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 21 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.
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 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.
Length of current 336 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 337 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 296 km (251 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 331 km (251 240 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.526°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.412° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 April 2027 at 23:51 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.