Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 April 2070 Thursday 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 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 April 2070 at 21:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 21 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.
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 868 of Meeus index or 1821 from Brown series.
Length of current 868 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 869 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠312°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 400 787 km (249 037 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 956 km (224 288 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 28 March 2070 at 06:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 April 2070 at 03:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.755°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.748° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 11 April 2070 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.