Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 January 2045 at 03:32 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 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2045 after 22 days on 1 February 2045 at 21:05.
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 556 of Meeus index or 1509 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2045. It is 6 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 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠156.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.1°.
6 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2045 at 19:25 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 January 2045 at 22:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 382 973 km (237 968 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 609 km (252 655 mi).
3 days after descending node on 6 January 2045 at 16:49 in ♌ Leo. 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 21 January 2045 at 00:16 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2045 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.069°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.098° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 January 2045 at 09:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 18 January 2045 at 04:25 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.