Crescent ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 December 2065 at 17:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2066 after 22 days on 11 January 2066 at 15:07.
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 815 of Meeus index or 1768 from Brown series.
Length of current 815 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 816 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 11 December 2065 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 18 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 376 460 km (233 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 18 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 716 km (252 100 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 15 December 2065 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2065 at 03:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 December 2065 at 16:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.464°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.485° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2065 at 06:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 27 December 2065 at 08:27 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.