Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 March 2036 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 March 2036 at 18:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 21 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 447 of Meeus index or 1400 from Brown series.
Length of current 447 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 448 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.5°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2036 at 02:38 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 237 km (251 181 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 752 km (251 501 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2036 at 13:58 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 12:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.336°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.439° in its northern standstill point on 3 April 2036 at 13:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 27 March 2036 at 20:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.