Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 September 2050 at 02:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2050 after 22 days on 30 September 2050 at 17:31.
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 626 of Meeus index or 1579 from Brown series.
Length of current 626 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 627 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.6°. 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 1 September 2050 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 September 2050 at 09:55 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 385 170 km (239 334 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 591 km (252 644 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 5 September 2050 at 17:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2050 at 06:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.027°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in its southern standstill point on 23 September 2050 at 06:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 16 September 2050 at 03:49 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.