Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 February 2059 at 18:49 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2059 after 20 days on 27 February 2059 at 10:06.
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 730 of Meeus index or 1683 from Brown series.
Length of current 730 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 731 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 30 January 2059 at 13:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2059 at 18:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 383 916 km (238 554 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 693 km (221 639 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 23:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 19 February 2059 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2059 at 04:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.006°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.103° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2059 at 14:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 12 February 2059 at 14:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.