Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 April 2045 Saturday 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 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 April 2045 at 07:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 22 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.
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 559 of Meeus index or 1512 from Brown series.
Length of current 559 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 560 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠238.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 29 March 2045 at 17:25 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 April 2045 at 13:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 156 km (250 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 371 km (251 264 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 29 March 2045 at 22:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2045 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 7 April 2045 at 06:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.012°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.903° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 17 April 2045 at 07:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.