Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 January 2042 at 11:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 21 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.
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 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠326°.
2 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2042 at 22:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 402 241 km (249 941 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 798 km (225 432 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.722°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.777° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 21 January 2042 at 20:42 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.