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Moon phase on 19 March 2066 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | March 2066

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

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 March 2066 at 19:25 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 21 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2066 at 22:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2066 at 02:23

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 818 / 1771

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 473 km

Moon is 364 473 km (226 473 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 23:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 23:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 March 2066 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.141°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.009° in the next northern standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 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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