Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
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 13 February 2042 at 07:16 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2042 after 21 days on 6 March 2042 at 20:10.
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 520 of Meeus index or 1473 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠326°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.2°.
4 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2042 at 21:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 February 2042 at 05:54 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 394 140 km (244 907 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 434 km (222 721 mi).
2 days after descending node on 11 February 2042 at 04:28 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 February 2042 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 1 February 2042 at 18:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.833°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.949° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2042 at 09:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 20 February 2042 at 07:39 in ♓ Pisces 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.