Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 March 2046 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 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 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 March 2046 at 06:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 22 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21.
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 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.
Length of current 571 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 392 723 km (244 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 176 km (252 386 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2046 at 00:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 28 March 2046 at 00:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.076°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.939° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 April 2046 at 11:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.