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Moon phase on 12 January 2034 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 January 2034 at 13:17 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 21 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.
Length of current 420 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 421 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 358 km (251 878 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 300 km (251 220 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.468°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.413° in the next southern standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.