Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* 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 ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 22 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.
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.
The Moon is 22 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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 924 km (230 481 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 972 km (252 259 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 18:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.405°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.533° in its northern standstill point on 4 April 2074 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 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.