Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 January 2081 Thursday 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 49% 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 2081 at 08:32 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2081 after 22 days on 25 January 2081 at 04:01.
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 1001 of Meeus index or 1954 from Brown series.
Length of current 1001 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1002 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2080 at 06:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2081 at 23:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 371 482 km (230 828 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 193 km (252 397 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 1 January 2081 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2081 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2080 at 07:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.412°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.426° in the next southern standstill on 8 January 2081 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 10 January 2081 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.