Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 April 2062 at 23:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2062 after 22 days on 23 April 2062 at 16:57.
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 769 of Meeus index or 1722 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠301.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:06. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 19 March 2062 at 16:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 13 April 2062 at 17:32 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 300 km (251 220 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 108 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 409 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 24 March 2062 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2062 at 08:18 in ♈ Aries.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 31 March 2062 at 23:35 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.700°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.655° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 April 2062 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 9 April 2062 at 17:17 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.