Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% 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 2032 at 13:49 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2032 after 21 days on 26 February 2032 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 396 of Meeus index or 1349 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes. It is 18 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠351.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠6.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 27 January 2032 at 16:13 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 February 2032 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 381 392 km (236 986 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 948 km (221 797 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 11:35 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 16 February 2032 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus.
At 11:35 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 23 January 2032 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.240°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.110° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 February 2032 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 11 February 2032 at 06:24 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.