Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 January 2036 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 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 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 January 2036 at 06:46 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 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2036 after 22 days on 11 February 2036 at 22:09.
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 445 of Meeus index or 1398 from Brown series.
Length of current 445 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 446 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠195.6°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2036 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 January 2036 at 16:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 387 707 km (240 910 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 498 km (252 586 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2036 at 16:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2036 at 22:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2036 at 12:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.295°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.277° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2036 at 21:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 28 January 2036 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.