Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 March 2076 at 00:26 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 21 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.
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 942 of Meeus index or 1895 from Brown series.
Length of current 942 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 23 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 943 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.3°. 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 15 March 2076 at 16:37 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 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 507 km (226 494 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 056 km (227 457 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 27 March 2076 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2076 at 08:47 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.953°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.071° in its northern standstill point on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 3 April 2076 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.