Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 March 2032 at 01:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 21 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 397 of Meeus index or 1350 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2032. It is 15 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠6.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠23.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 370 582 km (230 269 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 020 km (223 706 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 2 March 2032 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.866°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.775° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 March 2032 at 04:54.
In 6 days on 11 March 2032 at 16:25 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.