Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 April 2029 at 19:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2029 after 22 days on 28 April 2029 at 10:37.
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 361 of Meeus index or 1314 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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 4 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠164.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.3°.
6 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2029 at 05:40 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 April 2029 at 23:04 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 382 302 km (237 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 670 km (252 693 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:50 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 19 April 2029 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:50 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 3 April 2029 at 19:08 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.661°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.526° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 April 2029 at 10:56 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 13 April 2029 at 21:40 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.