Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 30 December 2075 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 30 December 2075 at 13:20 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 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2076 after 21 days on 21 January 2076 at 04:39.
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 939 of Meeus index or 1892 from Brown series.
Length of current 939 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2075. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 940 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 24 December 2075 at 19:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2076 at 18:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 389 621 km (242 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 990 km (221 823 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 22 December 2075 at 18:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2076 at 17:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2075 at 08:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.513°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.509° in the next southern standstill on 6 January 2076 at 04:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 6 January 2076 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.