Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 22 January 2025 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | January 2025

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 January 2025 at 20:31 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 21 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.

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 309 / 1262

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 309 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 310 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠272.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.9°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 522 km

Moon is 404 522 km (251 358 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 457 km (228 327 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 January 2025 at 01:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.464°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.534° in the next southern standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36 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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