Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 January 2096 at 12:50 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2096 after 21 days on 8 February 2096 at 09:50.
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 1187 of Meeus index or 2140 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 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 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠255°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠291.7°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:30. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 5 January 2096 at 18:18 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 30 January 2096 at 12:42 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 322 km (251 234 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 086 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 387 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after ascending node on 6 January 2096 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2096 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2096 at 02:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.638°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.665° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 January 2096 at 11:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 25 January 2096 at 09:45 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.