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Moon phase on 24 April 2049 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 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 April 2049 at 21:11 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 22 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.
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 609 of Meeus index or 1562 from Brown series.
Length of current 609 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 610 length.
Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 552 km (225 901 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 657 km (251 442 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2049 at 23:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.138°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.094° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2049 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 2 May 2049 at 00:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.