Crescent ♎ Libra
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 December 2073 at 00:06 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 21 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
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 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 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 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.1°.
12 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries. 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 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 365 104 km (226 865 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 051 km (226 832 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 15 December 2073 at 22:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.261°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.262° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 28 December 2073 at 16:55 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.