Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 October 2056 at 23:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2056 after 20 days on 23 October 2056 at 11:46.
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 701 of Meeus index or 1654 from Brown series.
Length of current 701 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2056. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 702 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠317.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠337.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2056 at 07:58 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 10 October 2056 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 144 km (246 152 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 834 km (223 590 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 15:45 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 15 October 2056 at 06:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 15:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 03:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.376°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.495° in its southern standstill point on 14 October 2056 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 9 October 2056 at 03:00 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.