Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 September 2056 at 05:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2056 after 21 days on 23 September 2056 at 19:34.
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 700 of Meeus index or 1653 from Brown series.
Length of current 700 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 701 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 31 August 2056 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2056 at 10:34 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 397 km (250 659 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 705 km (226 617 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 22 August 2056 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 September 2056 at 11:57 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 21 August 2056 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.057°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.139° in the next northern standstill on 4 September 2056 at 19:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 9 September 2056 at 17:47 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.