Quarter ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 December 2062 at 23:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 23 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.
Length of current 778 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 779 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.3°. 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°).
16 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 369 795 km (229 780 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 616 km (221 591 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2063 at 05:33 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.313°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.306° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2062 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 30 December 2062 at 16:57 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.