Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 February 2041 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 February 2041 at 00:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2041 after 22 days on 17 March 2041 at 20:19.
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 508 of Meeus index or 1461 from Brown series.
Length of current 508 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 509 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2041 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2041 at 19:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 379 246 km (235 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 003 km (222 453 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 February 2041 at 16:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 March 2041 at 03:29 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 11 February 2041 at 21:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.907°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.040° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2041 at 07:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 2 March 2041 at 15:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.