Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 April 2043 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.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 ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 April 2043 at 18:56 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2043 after 21 days on 24 April 2043 at 07:23.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 534 of Meeus index or 1487 from Brown series.
Length of current 534 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 535 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2043 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2043 at 16:14 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 395 532 km (245 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 473 km (222 745 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 25 March 2043 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2043 at 01:17 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 April 2043 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.660°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.638° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2043 at 15:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 9 April 2043 at 19:06 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.