Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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 17 March 2058 at 15:56 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2058 after 22 days on 8 April 2058 at 22:55.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 719 of Meeus index or 1672 from Brown series.
Length of current 719 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 720 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 5 March 2058 at 03:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2058 at 01:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 365 368 km (227 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 648 km (227 825 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 30 March 2058 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2058 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.758°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.900° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2058 at 14:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 24 March 2058 at 09:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.