Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 March 2054 Monday 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 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 31 March 2054 at 01:50 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 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2054 after 22 days on 22 April 2054 at 04:02.
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 670 of Meeus index or 1623 from Brown series.
Length of current 670 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 671 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠220.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2054 at 14:11 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 2 April 2054 at 10:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 400 727 km (249 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 828 km (251 548 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 21 March 2054 at 22:53 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2054 at 20:01 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:00 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.738°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.839° in its northern standstill point on 13 April 2054 at 23:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 8 April 2054 at 04:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.