Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 March 2093 at 04:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2093 after 22 days on 11 April 2093 at 16:35.
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 1152 of Meeus index or 2105 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠43.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.1°.
13 days after point of apogee on 6 March 2093 at 14:56 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 21 March 2093 at 10:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 312 km (225 752 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 821 km (229 796 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 9 March 2093 at 06:15 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2093 at 12:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 23:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.054°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.174° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 3 April 2093 at 16:04.
In 6 days on 27 March 2093 at 03:18 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.