Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 January 2088 Friday 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 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 January 2088 at 15:13 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2088 after 21 days on 6 February 2088 at 21:33.
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 1088 of Meeus index or 2041 from Brown series.
Length of current 1088 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1089 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠208.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 January 2088 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 402 403 km (250 042 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 230 km (251 798 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2088 at 02:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.031°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.974° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2088 at 07:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 23 January 2088 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.