Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 March 2093 Friday 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 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.
Length of current 1152 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 1153 length.
Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.1°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 6 March 2093 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2093 at 10:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 312 km (225 752 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 821 km (229 796 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 9 March 2093 at 06:15 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2093 at 12:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 23:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.054°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.174° in its northern standstill point on 3 April 2093 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 27 March 2093 at 03:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.