Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 April 2080 at 06:49 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2080 after 21 days on 4 May 2080 at 00:10.
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 992 of Meeus index or 1945 from Brown series.
Length of current 992 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 993 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠264.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠298.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:12, this is 12 days after last perigee on 30 March 2080 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2080 at 09:33 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 275 km (251 205 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2080. It is 1 133 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 224 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 4 April 2080 at 06:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2080 at 16:44 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 10 April 2080 at 12:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.592°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.551° in the next northern standstill on 24 April 2080 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 20 April 2080 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.