Quarter ♎ Libra
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 December 2094 at 20:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2095 after 22 days on 20 January 2095 at 12:48.
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 1174 of Meeus index or 2127 from Brown series.
Length of current 1174 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1175 length.
Length of current synodic month is 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠287.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 28 December 2094 at 08:42 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 January 2095 at 02:21 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 636 km (251 429 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 985 km (226 791 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 21 December 2094 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2095 at 02:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 December 2094 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.122°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.121° in the next southern standstill on 6 January 2095 at 01:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 6 January 2095 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.