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Moon phase on 20 March 2055 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | March 2055

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

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

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 20 March 2055 at 03:18 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 22 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 28 March 2055 at 07:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2055 at 02:43
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2055 at 17:58
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2055 at 18:35

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 682 / 1635

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 682 of Meeus index or 1635 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 682 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 683 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2055 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 256 km

Moon is 388 256 km (241 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 485 km (252 578 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 11 March 2055 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 22:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.832°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.958° in its northern standstill point on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 28 March 2055 at 07:01 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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