Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 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 ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2089 after 21 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 22 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.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 21 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠160.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠185.7°.
7 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2088 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 January 2089 at 04:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 386 366 km (240 077 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 703 km (252 714 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 12:45 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 19 January 2089 at 04:30 in ♈ Aries.
At 12:45 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 27 December 2088 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.933°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.913° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 January 2089 at 11:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 11 January 2089 at 20:17 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.