Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 March 2074 at 23:58 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 23 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 917 of Meeus index or 1870 from Brown series.
Length of current 917 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 918 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2074 at 07:27 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 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 520 km (228 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 972 km (252 259 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2074 at 10:26 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 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2074 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.323°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.405° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2074 at 18:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 27 March 2074 at 14:19 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.