Quarter ♎ Libra
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 December 2032 at 20:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 22 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.
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 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315.8°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 404 823 km (251 545 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 354 km (227 020 mi).
11 days after descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.141°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.115° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 1 January 2033 at 10:17 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.