Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 8 March 2056 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | March 2056

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

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 March 2056 at 15:31 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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2056 after 22 days on 31 March 2056 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 16 March 2056 at 06:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 24 March 2056 at 11:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 31 March 2056 at 10:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 7 April 2056 at 01:33

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 694 / 1647

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 694 of Meeus index or 1647 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 694 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 53 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 695 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 3 March 2056 at 19:44 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2056 at 13:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 369 277 km

Moon is 369 277 km (229 458 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 082 km (252 328 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 28 February 2056 at 01:59 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 11 March 2056 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 26 February 2056 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.253°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2056 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 16 March 2056 at 06:52 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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