Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 19 January 2017 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | January 2017

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 January 2017 at 22:14 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 22 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 210 / 1163

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 210 of Meeus index or 1163 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 210 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 211 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠223.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠223.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2017 at 06:07 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 889 km

Moon is 401 889 km (249 722 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 913 km (251 601 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2017 at 10:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 11 January 2017 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.932°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.900° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 28 January 2017 at 00:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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