Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 28 January 2057 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | January 2057

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

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 January 2057 at 03:44 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 ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2057 after 21 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56.

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 705 / 1658

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 705 of Meeus index or 1658 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 705 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 706 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.7°. 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 15 January 2057 at 17:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 January 2057 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 712 km

Moon is 364 712 km (226 622 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 306 km (227 612 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2057 at 07:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2057 at 14:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2057 at 07:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.852°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.875° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2057 at 14:10 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 3 February 2057 at 22:10 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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