Crescent ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 December 2089 at 07:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2090 after 22 days on 16 January 2090 at 03:02.
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 1112 of Meeus index or 2065 from Brown series.
Length of current 1112 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 1113 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of perigee on 19 December 2089 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2090 at 23:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 916 km (228 612 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 730 km (252 109 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 10:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 7 January 2090 at 17:09 in ♓ Pisces.
At 10:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2089 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.446°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.450° in the next southern standstill on 30 December 2089 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 31 December 2089 at 19:57 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.