Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 February 2057 at 11:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2057 after 22 days on 21 March 2057 at 00:45.
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 706 of Meeus index or 1659 from Brown series.
Length of current 706 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 707 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:47, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 February 2057 at 14:05 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2057 at 10:58 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 370 210 km (230 038 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2057. It is 7 702 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 146 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 15 February 2057 at 14:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2057 at 18:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 15 February 2057 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.925°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.014° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2057 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 5 March 2057 at 11:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.