Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 October 2049 at 17:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 21 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.
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 615 of Meeus index or 1568 from Brown series.
Length of current 615 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 616 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:32, this is 11 days after last perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 November 2049 at 18:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 430 km (251 301 mi) away from Earth. It is 978 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 279 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.344°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.292° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2049 at 23:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 26 October 2049 at 16:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.