Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 March 2039 at 10:08 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 22 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 484 of Meeus index or 1437 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 42 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠83.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.7°.
3 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2039 at 18:38 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 365 604 km (227 176 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 124 km (251 732 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 10:05 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 31 March 2039 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2039 at 12:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.115°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.232° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 March 2039 at 11:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 24 March 2039 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces 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.