Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 January 2065 at 07:38 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2065 after 22 days on 20 February 2065 at 23:11.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 804 of Meeus index or 1757 from Brown series.
Length of current 804 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 805 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠92.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 27 January 2065 at 15:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 February 2065 at 18:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 634 km (225 952 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 706 km (251 473 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 22 January 2065 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 February 2065 at 14:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2065 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.834°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.842° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2065 at 07:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 5 February 2065 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.