Crescent ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 December 2063 at 18:49 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2064 after 21 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 790 of Meeus index or 1743 from Brown series.
Length of current 790 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 791 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠55.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 11 December 2063 at 13:44 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2063 at 19:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 002 km (226 180 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 177 km (223 804 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 11 December 2063 at 02:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2063 at 11:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2063 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.761°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.752° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2063 at 14:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 19 December 2063 at 20:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.