Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 27 January 2019 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 January 2019 at 21:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2019 after 23 days on 19 February 2019 at 15:53.
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 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.
Length of current 235 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 236 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.6°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2019 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 377 027 km (234 274 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 556 km (252 622 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer, 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 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.544°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.547° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 4 February 2019 at 21:04 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.