Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 January 2080 at 21:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2080 after 22 days on 5 February 2080 at 12:21.
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 989 of Meeus index or 1942 from Brown series.
Length of current 989 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2080. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 990 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.5°. 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 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 January 2080 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 390 964 km (242 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 533 km (252 608 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 13 January 2080 at 09:00 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 January 2080 at 00:20 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2080 at 04:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.224°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.251° in the next southern standstill on 19 January 2080 at 15:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 22 January 2080 at 01:55 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.