Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 April 2096 at 22:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2096 after 21 days on 7 May 2096 at 11:06.
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 1190 of Meeus index or 2143 from Brown series.
Length of current 1190 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 1191 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.8°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2096 at 22:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2096 at 01:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 390 640 km (242 732 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 311 km (222 023 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 11 April 2096 at 07:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2096 at 12:49 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 14 April 2096 at 12:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.278°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.323° in the next northern standstill on 27 April 2096 at 04:25 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 22 April 2096 at 17:43 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.