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Moon phase on 24 March 2071 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | March 2071

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

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 March 2071 at 17:32 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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2071 after 21 days on 14 April 2071 at 13:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 31 March 2071 at 15:03
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 7 April 2071 at 13:17
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 14 April 2071 at 13:56
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2071 at 12:52

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 880 / 1833

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 880 of Meeus index or 1833 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 880 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 881 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.2°. 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 10:06, this is 11 days after last perigee on 12 March 2071 at 10:31 in ♌ Leo. 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 6 April 2071 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 399 km

This apogee Moon is 404 399 km (251 282 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 009 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 310 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 16 March 2071 at 21:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2071 at 08:03 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 23 March 2071 at 07:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.172°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.186° in the next northern standstill on 6 April 2071 at 04:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 31 March 2071 at 15:03 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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