Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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 ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 January 2030 at 18:14 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 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 22 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
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 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67.6°.
13 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 363 860 km (226 092 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 541 km (229 622 mi).
9 days after descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.549°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.491° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 2 February 2030 at 16:07 in ♒ Aquarius 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.