Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 September 2025 at 10:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 22 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.
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 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.
Length of current 317 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 318 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.7°. 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 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 366 479 km (227 719 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.599° in its southern standstill point on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 21 September 2025 at 19:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.