Crescent ♎ Libra
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 29 December 2037 at 14:05 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 22 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
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 469 of Meeus index or 1422 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 18:48. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 15 December 2037 at 16:34 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 370 285 km (230 084 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2037. It is 7 777 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 71 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 23 December 2037 at 22:59 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 23 December 2037 at 09:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.193°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.189° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 5 January 2038 at 13:41 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.