Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 January 2087 at 20:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2087 after 22 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.
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 1076 of Meeus index or 2029 from Brown series.
Length of current 1076 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1077 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠275.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:01, this is 13 days after last perigee on 12 January 2087 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 February 2087 at 21:41 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 340 km (251 245 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 068 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 369 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 14 January 2087 at 20:43 in ♉ Taurus, 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 28 January 2087 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 15 January 2087 at 23:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.560°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.469° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2087 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 3 February 2087 at 12:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.