Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 January 2100 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 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 51% 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 2100 at 13:03 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2100 after 22 days on 26 January 2100 at 02:49.
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 1236 of Meeus index or 2189 from Brown series.
Length of current 1236 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 1237 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠81.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:57, this is 13 days after last apogee on 20 December 2099 at 13:16 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2100 at 10:48 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 370 356 km (230 129 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2100. It is 7 848 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 0 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 1 January 2100 at 21:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 January 2100 at 03:56 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2099 at 23:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.345°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.379° in the next southern standstill on 8 January 2100 at 21:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 10 January 2100 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.