Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 February 2098 at 23:26 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2098 after 21 days on 17 March 2098 at 07:43.
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 1213 of Meeus index or 2166 from Brown series.
Length of current 1213 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1214 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠197°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠225.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2098 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. 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 27 February 2098 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 398 506 km (247 620 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 848 km (252 182 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 19 February 2098 at 21:18 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2098 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2098 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.051°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.136° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2098 at 10:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 3 March 2098 at 04:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.