Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 February 2078 at 03:00 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2078 after 21 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50.
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 965 of Meeus index or 1918 from Brown series.
Length of current 965 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 966 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 3 February 2078 at 05:07 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2078 at 23:02 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 428 km (250 057 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 913 km (226 125 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 19:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 18 February 2078 at 17:22 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.499°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.587° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2078 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 12 February 2078 at 13:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.