Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% 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 about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 21 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°.
6 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 382 345 km (237 578 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 665 km (252 690 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 09:42 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 02:02 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.546°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.706° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 11 April 2038 at 21:03.
In 7 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.