Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 January 2055 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 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 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 January 2055 at 03:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2055 after 22 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.
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 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.
Length of current 680 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2055 at 09:13 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2055 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 370 493 km (230 214 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 942 km (252 241 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 15 January 2055 at 05:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2055 at 16:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.742°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.724° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2055 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 27 January 2055 at 17:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.