Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 January 2082 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 January 2082 at 12:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2082 after 22 days on 13 February 2082 at 06:16.
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 1014 of Meeus index or 1967 from Brown series.
Length of current 1014 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1015 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2082 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2082 at 18:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 711 km (227 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 315 km (251 851 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 January 2082 at 01:22 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.182°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.230° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2082 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 28 January 2082 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.