Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 January 2062 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 January 2062 at 13:21 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2062 after 22 days on 25 January 2062 at 03:37.
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 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.
Length of current 766 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2062. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 767 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.9°. 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°).
21 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 388 846 km (241 618 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 16 January 2062 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.405° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2062 at 02:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 10 January 2062 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.