Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 March 2038 at 17:36 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 22 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.
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 472 of Meeus index or 1425 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2038. It is 51 minutes longer 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 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠149.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠175.3°.
5 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 377 579 km (234 617 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 665 km (252 690 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 15 March 2038 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2038 at 13:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.441°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 4 April 2038 at 16:43 in ♈ Aries 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.