Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 March 2007 at 03:54 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 22 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.7°.
4 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 395 247 km (245 595 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 816 km (222 337 mi).
7 days after descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.600°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.608° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 19 March 2007 at 02:43 in ♓ Pisces 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.