Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 February 2027 at 05:16 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 21 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.
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 335 of Meeus index or 1288 from Brown series.
Length of current 335 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 336 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2027 at 07:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2027 at 05:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 401 065 km (249 210 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 221 km (251 793 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 20 February 2027 at 04:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2027 at 04:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2027 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.710°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.684° in the next southern standstill on 1 March 2027 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 8 March 2027 at 09:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.