Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 April 2027 at 20:18 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 21 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.
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 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 405 239 km (251 804 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 635 km (227 816 mi).
12 days after descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.312°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.225° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58 in ♉ Taurus 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.