Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
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 ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 February 2097 at 05:32 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 21 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.
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 1200 of Meeus index or 2153 from Brown series.
Length of current 1200 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 1201 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠257.9°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2097 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 403 322 km (250 613 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 803 km (251 533 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 07:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2097 at 17:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.991°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.061° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2097 at 13:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 12 February 2097 at 07:49 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.