Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 March 2066 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.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 ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 March 2066 at 19:25 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 22 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 818 of Meeus index or 1771 from Brown series.
Length of current 818 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 819 length.
Length of current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 404 km (225 809 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 532 km (251 365 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.141°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.009° in its northern standstill point on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.