Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 February 2072 at 23:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 22 days on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.
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 891 of Meeus index or 1844 from Brown series.
Length of current 891 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2072. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 892 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2072 at 06:26 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 February 2072 at 20:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 387 293 km (240 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 547 km (252 617 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2072 at 10:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2072 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2072 at 09:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.364°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.318° in the next southern standstill on 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 19 February 2072 at 02:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.