Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 2 March 2081 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | March 2081

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 March 2081 at 11:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2081 after 22 days on 25 March 2081 at 00:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2081 at 15:16
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2081 at 09:27
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 March 2081 at 00:29
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 1 April 2081 at 03:35

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1003 / 1956

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1003 of Meeus index or 1956 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 1003 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1004 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.2°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2081 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 March 2081 at 06:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 352 km

Moon is 389 352 km (241 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 362 km (252 502 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 24 February 2081 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2081 at 22:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.668° in the next southern standstill on 3 March 2081 at 19:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 March 2081 at 15:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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