Crescent ♏ Scorpio
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 22 January 2090 at 18:38 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2090 after 22 days on 14 February 2090 at 13:39.
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 1113 of Meeus index or 2066 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠135.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163.9°.
6 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2090 at 04:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 February 2090 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 377 771 km (234 736 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 433 km (252 546 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 20 January 2090 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2090 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 14 January 2090 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.390°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.339° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 January 2090 at 04:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 30 January 2090 at 14:34 in ♒ Aquarius 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.