Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 October 2001 at 04:20 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 22 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
Length of current 21 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 22 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.5°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 214 km (231 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 864 km (224 852 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 18:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.937°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.041° in its southern standstill point on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.