Crescent ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 November 2073 at 14:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2073 after 22 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49.
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 913 of Meeus index or 1866 from Brown series.
Length of current 913 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 914 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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠22.5°. 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 12 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2073 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 372 968 km (231 752 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 828 km (223 587 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2073 at 22:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2073 at 15:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.145°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.206° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2073 at 10:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 29 November 2073 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.