Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 April 2005 at 00:50 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 22 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
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 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.3°.
12 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 364 732 km (226 634 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 492 km (228 970 mi).
5 days after descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 10:19 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.372°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.381° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 14 April 2005 at 16:38.
In 7 days on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 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.