Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 March 2082 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 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 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 March 2082 at 08:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 22 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1016 of Meeus index or 1969 from Brown series.
Length of current 1016 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2082. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1017 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2082 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 380 895 km (236 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 577 km (252 635 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 13 March 2082 at 11:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 20 March 2082 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.248°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.159° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2082 at 18:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 29 March 2082 at 09:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.