Quarter ♒ Aquarius
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 ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 April 2001 at 15:31 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 22 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠267.3°.
10 days after point of perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 403 787 km (250 902 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 501 km (251 345 mi).
1 day after descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.123°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.248° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.