Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 February 2087 at 17:06 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2087 after 21 days on 19 March 2087 at 06:09.
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 1077 of Meeus index or 2030 from Brown series.
Length of current 1077 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1078 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 22 February 2087 at 20:55 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 6 March 2087 at 18:05 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 401 359 km (249 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 586 km (224 679 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 00:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 9 March 2087 at 22:37 in ♉ Taurus.
At 00:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2087 at 05:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.361°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.215° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2087 at 16:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 4 March 2087 at 23:45 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.