Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 March 2034 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 March 2034 at 06:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2034 after 22 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 422 of Meeus index or 1375 from Brown series.
Length of current 422 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 423 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 9 March 2034 at 16:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2034 at 18:12 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 400 590 km (248 915 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 963 km (223 671 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2034 at 14:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 March 2034 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 27 February 2034 at 06:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.147° in the next southern standstill on 13 March 2034 at 19:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 20 March 2034 at 10:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.