Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 March 2090 at 22:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2090 after 22 days on 14 April 2090 at 09:22.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1115 of Meeus index or 2068 from Brown series.
Length of current 1115 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1116 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2090 at 05:23 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 27 March 2090 at 18:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 391 336 km (243 165 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 032 km (252 297 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 16 March 2090 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2090 at 05:59 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 18:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.136°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2090. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.167° in its northern standstill point on 6 April 2090 at 10:07 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 31 March 2090 at 03:48 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.