Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 March 2037 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 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 March 2037 at 19:25 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2037 after 22 days on 31 March 2037 at 09:53.
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 459 of Meeus index or 1412 from Brown series.
Length of current 459 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 460 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2037 at 19:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 March 2037 at 01:18 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 386 039 km (239 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 442 km (252 551 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 27 February 2037 at 18:35 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 March 2037 at 19:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 25 February 2037 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.631°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.688° in the next southern standstill on 10 March 2037 at 14:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 16 March 2037 at 23:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.