Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 20 January 2036 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | January 2036

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2036 after 22 days on 11 February 2036 at 22:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 445 / 1398

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.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

The length of the 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 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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 7 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠171°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠195.6°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2036 at 08:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 January 2036 at 16:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 387 707 km

The Moon is 387 707 km (240 910 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 498 km (252 586 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 15 January 2036 at 16:39 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2036 at 22:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2036 at 12:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.295°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.277° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 January 2036 at 21:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 28 January 2036 at 10:17 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.

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