Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 March 2086 at 14:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2086 after 21 days on 30 March 2086 at 06:17.
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 1065 of Meeus index or 2018 from Brown series.
Length of current 1065 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1066 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2086 at 10:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2086 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 384 438 km (238 879 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 789 km (221 698 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 13:24 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 20 March 2086 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.
At 13:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 14:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.874°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.761° in its northern standstill point on 21 March 2086 at 02:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 March 2086 at 08:04 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.