Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 March 2078 at 22:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2078 after 21 days on 28 March 2078 at 11:04.
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 966 of Meeus index or 1919 from Brown series.
Length of current 966 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 967 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 2 March 2078 at 22:52 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2078 at 04:04 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 398 332 km (247 512 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 232 km (223 216 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 4 March 2078 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 17 March 2078 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 February 2078 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.679°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.812° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2078 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 14 March 2078 at 00:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.