Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 March 2049 at 15:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2049 after 22 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.
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 608 of Meeus index or 1561 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
13 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2049 at 07:24 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 March 2049 at 13:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 735 km (226 014 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 231 km (229 430 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 March 2049 at 20:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2049 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 March 2049 at 08:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.314°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.212° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 2 April 2049 at 11:39 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.