Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 18 March 2066 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | March 2066

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 22 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2066 at 22:13
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2066 at 23:09
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2066 at 02:23

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 818 / 1771

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.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes. It is 53 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠61.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 March 2066 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 404 km

The Moon is 363 404 km (225 809 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 March 2066 at 23:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 04:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.141°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.009° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 31 March 2066 at 23:06.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 25 March 2066 at 22:13 in ♓ Pisces 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.

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