Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 January 2092 Thursday 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 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 31 January 2092 at 17:25 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2092 after 22 days on 23 February 2092 at 05:29.
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 1138 of Meeus index or 2091 from Brown series.
Length of current 1138 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 1139 length.
Length of current synodic month is 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
13 days after point of apogee on 18 January 2092 at 05:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 February 2092 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 692 km (225 988 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 678 km (229 707 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 26 January 2092 at 01:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2092 at 23:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 January 2092 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.448°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.423° in the next southern standstill on 4 February 2092 at 17:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 7 February 2092 at 15:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.