Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 March 2096 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 March 2096 at 06:18 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2096 after 22 days on 7 April 2096 at 18:18.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.
Length of current 1189 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2096 at 15:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 400 116 km (248 621 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 681 km (223 495 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 15 March 2096 at 04:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2096 at 05:08 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.928°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.068° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2096 at 04:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 24 March 2096 at 08:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.