Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 January 2049 at 21:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2049 after 21 days on 17 February 2049 at 20:47.
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 606 of Meeus index or 1559 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2049. It is 5 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20°.
10 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2049 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 February 2049 at 08:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 371 366 km (230 756 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 256 km (223 231 mi).
11 days after descending node on 15 January 2049 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2049 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 January 2049 at 14:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.889°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.806° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 January 2049 at 19:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 2 February 2049 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius 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.