Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 April 2089 Saturday 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 55% 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 2089 at 00:36 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2089 after 22 days on 24 April 2089 at 21:22.
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 1103 of Meeus index or 2056 from Brown series.
Length of current 1103 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 1104 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2089 at 00:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2089 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 394 km (251 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 427 km (251 299 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 27 March 2089 at 05:54 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 April 2089 at 16:32 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 1 April 2089 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.450°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.461° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2089 at 13:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 10 April 2089 at 22:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.