Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 September 2038 at 16:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 20 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.
Length of current 478 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 479 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 393 963 km (244 797 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 444 km (223 348 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 07:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 17:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.372°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.486° in its southern standstill point on 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 28 September 2038 at 18:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.