Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 14 February 2088 Saturday 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 14 February 2088 at 12:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2088 after 21 days on 7 March 2088 at 10:36.
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 1089 of Meeus index or 2042 from Brown series.
Length of current 1089 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1090 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 3 February 2088 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 February 2088 at 13:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 840 km (251 556 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 404 km (251 285 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 13 February 2088 at 04:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 February 2088 at 04:19 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2088 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.864°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.751° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2088 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 22 February 2088 at 11:09 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.