Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 6 February 2048 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | February 2048

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 February 2048 at 03:16 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 ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2048 after 23 days on 29 February 2048 at 14:38.

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 594 / 1547

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 594 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 595 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.6°. 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°).

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 February 2048 at 09:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 659 km

Moon is 364 659 km (226 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 129 km (229 366 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2048 at 12:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, 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 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.528°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.460° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2048 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 14 February 2048 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces, 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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