Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 1 February 2100 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 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 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 February 2100 at 21:16 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2100 after 23 days on 24 February 2100 at 14:51.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1237 of Meeus index or 2190 from Brown series.
Length of current 1237 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 1238 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠81.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 29 January 2100 at 05:53 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2100 at 06:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 364 601 km (226 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 204 km (251 782 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 29 January 2100 at 00:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2100 at 09:33 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2100 at 08:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.437°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.496° in the next southern standstill on 5 February 2100 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 9 February 2100 at 04:55 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.