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Moon phase on 27 March 2019 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | March 2019

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

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 28 March 2019 at 04:10 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2019 after 22 days on 19 April 2019 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 28 March 2019 at 04:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 5 April 2019 at 08:50
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2019 at 19:06
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2019 at 11:12

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 237 / 1190

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 237 of Meeus index or 1190 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠228.7°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2019 at 19:47 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 April 2019 at 00:14 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 394 837 km

The Moon is 394 837 km (245 340 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 577 km (252 014 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 16 March 2019 at 16:22 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 March 2019 at 13:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2019 at 17:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.761°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.863° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2019 at 13:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 5 April 2019 at 08:50 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.

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