Crescent ♎ Libra
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.
The length of the 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 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 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.9°.
21 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 388 846 km (241 618 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 473 km (252 571 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 16 January 2062 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.396°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.405° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 January 2062 at 02:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 10 January 2062 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn 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.