Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 March 2081 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 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 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 March 2081 at 11:06 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2081 after 22 days on 25 March 2081 at 00:29.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1003 of Meeus index or 1956 from Brown series.
Length of current 1003 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1004 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.2°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2081 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 March 2081 at 06:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 389 352 km (241 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 362 km (252 502 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 24 February 2081 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2081 at 22:30 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2081 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.668° in the next southern standstill on 3 March 2081 at 19:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 10 March 2081 at 15:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.