Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 March 2025 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 March 2025 at 11:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 21 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.
Length of current 311 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 312 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.9°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. 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 30 March 2025 at 05:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 393 297 km (244 383 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 127 km (222 530 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 14 March 2025 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.719°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2025. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.696° in its northern standstill point on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 29 March 2025 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.