Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 January 2060 at 19:14 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2060 after 21 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.
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 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 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 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠297.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.8°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 February 2060 at 10:39 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 403 450 km (250 692 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 348 km (225 774 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 12 January 2060 at 08:04 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 January 2060 at 11:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.171°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.245° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 January 2060 at 15:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 2 February 2060 at 05:22 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.