Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 February 2086 at 22:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2086 after 22 days on 28 February 2086 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1064 of Meeus index or 2017 from Brown series.
Length of current 1064 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 1065 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 2 February 2086 at 04:51 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2086 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 395 412 km (245 698 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 25 January 2086 at 20:34 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2086 at 10:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2086 at 13:48 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.242°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.132° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2086 at 06:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 13 February 2086 at 22:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.