Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 April 2066 Friday 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 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 April 2066 at 02:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 23 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 819 of Meeus index or 1772 from Brown series.
Length of current 819 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 820 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 464 km (227 089 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 408 km (251 909 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 00:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer.
At 00:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.901°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.799° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 24 April 2066 at 12:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.