Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 March 2085 at 00:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 21 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1053 of Meeus index or 2006 from Brown series.
Length of current 1053 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 1054 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2085 at 14:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2085 at 12:19 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 366 761 km (227 895 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 064 km (225 598 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 1 April 2085 at 11:26 in ♋ Cancer.
At 14:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 March 2085 at 07:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.502°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.388° in the next northern standstill on 31 March 2085 at 03:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 25 March 2085 at 16:37 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.