Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 3 February 2051 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 February 2051 at 01:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2051 after 22 days on 25 February 2051 at 14:53.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 631 of Meeus index or 1584 from Brown series.
Length of current 631 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 632 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2051 at 19:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 February 2051 at 18:54 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 401 148 km (249 262 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 557 km (224 040 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 07:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 February 2051 at 04:27 in ♉ Taurus.
At 07:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2051 at 08:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.697°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.572° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2051 at 23:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 February 2051 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.