Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 January 2089 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 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 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 January 2089 at 18:00 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2089 after 22 days on 26 January 2089 at 11:25.
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 1100 of Meeus index or 2053 from Brown series.
Length of current 1100 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2089. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1101 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2088 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2089 at 04:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 381 521 km (237 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 703 km (252 714 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries, 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 4 January 2089 at 12:45 in ♎ Libra.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2088 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.933°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.913° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2089 at 11:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 11 January 2089 at 20:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.