Crescent ♌ Leo
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 October 2072 at 02:28 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 21 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21.
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 899 of Meeus index or 1852 from Brown series.
Length of current 899 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 900 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2072 at 03:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2072 at 10:58 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 629 km (230 920 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 826 km (223 586 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 25 September 2072 at 05:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2072 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 October 2072 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.655°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.728° in the next southern standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 11 October 2072 at 17:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.