Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 January 2080 at 21:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2080 after 23 days on 5 February 2080 at 12:21.
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 989 of Meeus index or 1942 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2080. It is 1 hour and 8 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 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199.5°.
6 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 January 2080 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 386 250 km (240 005 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 533 km (252 608 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:00 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 28 January 2080 at 00:20 in ♈ Aries.
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 6 January 2080 at 04:42 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.224°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.251° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 January 2080 at 15:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 22 January 2080 at 01:55 in ♒ Aquarius 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.