Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 April 2059 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 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 April 2059 at 18:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2059 after 22 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.
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 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.
Length of current 732 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 733 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 370 864 km (230 444 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 666 km (224 729 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 2 April 2059 at 02:16 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2059 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.541°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.607° in its northern standstill point on 17 April 2059 at 23:41 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 12 April 2059 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.