Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Sagittarius

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 54% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 21 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 March 2075 at 20:17 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2075 after 22 days on 1 April 2075 at 08:45.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1932".

Lunation 929 / 1882

The Moon is 21 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 929 of Meeus index or 1882 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes and it is 47 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠46.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠46.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.5°.

Moon before perigee

13 days since point of apogee on 24 February 2075 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2075 at 13:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 363 512 km

The Moon is 363 512 km (225 876 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 071 km (229 951 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 26 February 2075 at 22:09 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 12 March 2075 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the last northern standstill on 26 February 2075 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.916° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.019° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 March 2075 at 10:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 16 March 2075 at 19:25 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov