Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 January 2007 at 12:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 21 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
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 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 405 062 km (251 694 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 929 km (227 999 mi).
2 days after descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2007 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.396°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.448° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.