Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 April 2076 at 06:41 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 22 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.
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 943 of Meeus index or 1896 from Brown series.
Length of current 943 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 944 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.4°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:30, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 April 2076 at 11:48 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 369 856 km (229 818 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2076. It is 7 348 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 500 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2076 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.265° in the next northern standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 3 May 2076 at 04:51 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.