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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 December 2044 at 14:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2045 after 22 days on 3 January 2045 at 10:20.
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 555 of Meeus index or 1508 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 5 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠126.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠156.9°.
5 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2044 at 08:05 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 December 2044 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 371 871 km (231 070 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 354 km (252 497 mi).
1 day after descending node on 10 December 2044 at 12:32 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2044 at 21:19 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 5 December 2044 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.056°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.031° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 December 2044 at 04:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 19 December 2044 at 08:53 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.