Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 September 2028 at 00:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 21 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.
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 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.
Length of current 354 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 355 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 381 297 km (236 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 048 km (221 859 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.693°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.598° in its southern standstill point on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 18 September 2028 at 18:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.