Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 September 2057 at 20:25 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2057 after 21 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01.
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 713 of Meeus index or 1666 from Brown series.
Length of current 713 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 714 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:28, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 September 2057 at 19:57 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 October 2057 at 19:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 133 km (251 117 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2057. It is 1 275 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 82 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 20 September 2057 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2057 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 22:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.051°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.184° in its southern standstill point on 5 October 2057 at 10:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 28 September 2057 at 16:00 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.