Quarter ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 November 2068 at 17:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2068 after 22 days on 8 December 2068 at 23:42.
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 851 of Meeus index or 1804 from Brown series.
Length of current 851 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 852 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 November 2068 at 19:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 399 202 km (248 053 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 230 km (251 798 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 9 November 2068 at 19:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2068 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2068 at 15:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.651°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.658° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2068 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 24 November 2068 at 21:42 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.