Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 January 2088 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | January 2088

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 January 2088 at 15:13 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1951".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 22 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1088 / 2041

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1088 of Meeus index or 2041 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 1088 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1089 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠208.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠208.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.2°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 January 2088 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 546 km

Moon is 399 546 km (248 266 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 230 km (251 798 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2088 at 02:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.031°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.974° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2088 at 07:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 23 January 2088 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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