Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 March 2035 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 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 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 March 2035 at 03:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2035 after 21 days on 23 March 2035 at 22:42.
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 434 of Meeus index or 1387 from Brown series.
Length of current 434 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 435 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:34, this is 12 days after last perigee on 18 February 2035 at 05:31 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2035 at 01:35 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 374 km (251 266 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 034 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 335 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 23 February 2035 at 04:20 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 March 2035 at 15:01 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 18 February 2035 at 04:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.402°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.382° in the next southern standstill on 4 March 2035 at 01:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 9 March 2035 at 23:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.