Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 February 2046 at 16:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 22 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.
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 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.
Length of current 570 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2046. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 571 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 381 287 km (236 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 576 km (252 635 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 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 4 March 2046 at 21:25 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.
11 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.295°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.260° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 7 March 2046 at 18:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.