Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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 23 January 2052 at 21:03 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2052 after 21 days on 14 February 2052 at 18:21.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 643 of Meeus index or 1596 from Brown series.
Length of current 643 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 644 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.5°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:51, this is 11 days after last perigee on 12 January 2052 at 14:41 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2052 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 327 km (251 237 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 081 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 382 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 22 January 2052 at 12:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2052 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 14 January 2052 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.725°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.646° in the next southern standstill on 28 January 2052 at 05:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 31 January 2052 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.