Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 12 March 2053 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | March 2053

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 12 March 2053 at 10:21 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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 21 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 20 March 2053 at 07:11
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2053 at 04:50
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 3 April 2053 at 06:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 11 April 2053 at 06:04

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 657 / 1610

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 657 of Meeus index or 1610 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 657 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 658 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠251.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠251.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:51, this is 12 days after last perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 382 km

This apogee Moon is 404 382 km (251 271 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 026 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 327 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 5 March 2053 at 12:51 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 27 February 2053 at 13:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.150° in the next southern standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 20 March 2053 at 07:11 in ♈ Aries, 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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