Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 October 2074 at 06:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2074 after 21 days on 3 November 2074 at 19:21.
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 924 of Meeus index or 1877 from Brown series.
Length of current 924 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2074. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 925 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2074 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 October 2074 at 21:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 398 149 km (247 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 248 km (223 848 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2074 at 00:03 in ♌ Leo.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 October 2074 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.404°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.522° in the next southern standstill on 25 October 2074 at 10:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 20 October 2074 at 11:11 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.