Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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.
The length of the 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 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 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30°.
10 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 370 864 km (230 444 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 666 km (224 729 mi).
3 days after descending node on 2 April 2059 at 02:16 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2059 at 19:11 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 06:01 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.541°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.607° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 17 April 2059 at 23:41.
In 6 days on 12 April 2059 at 09:28 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.