Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 March 2044 at 16:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2044 after 21 days on 12 April 2044 at 09:39.
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 546 of Meeus index or 1499 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠272.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠304.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 01:56. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 7 March 2044 at 20:36 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 2 April 2044 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 337 km (251 243 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 071 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 372 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 13 March 2044 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2044 at 23:51 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 10:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.641°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2044. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.596° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 3 April 2044 at 22:19.
In 7 days on 29 March 2044 at 09:26 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.