Quarter ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 December 2062 at 23:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 23 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.
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 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠154.3°.
16 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 369 795 km (229 780 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 616 km (221 591 mi).
1 day after descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2063 at 05:33 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.313°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.306° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 December 2062 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 30 December 2062 at 16:57 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.