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

Last Quarter in Capricorn

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 46% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 April 2089 at 00:36 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2089 after 21 days on 24 April 2089 at 21:22.

Moderate tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".

Lunation 1103 / 2056

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1103 of Meeus index or 2056 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes and it is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠244.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠244.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠280.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:18 about 11 days since last perigee on 23 March 2089 at 00:07 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 14 days until point of next perigee on 17 April 2089 at 16:01 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 404 427 km

This apogee Moon is 404 427 km (251 299 mi) away from Earth. It is 981 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 282 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 27 March 2089 at 05:54 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 10 April 2089 at 16:32 in ♈ Aries.

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 1 April 2089 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.450° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.461° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 April 2089 at 13:45 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 10 April 2089 at 22:45 in ♈ Aries 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