Quarter ♍ 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 18 November 2076 at 15:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2076 after 21 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.
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 950 of Meeus index or 1903 from Brown series.
Length of current 950 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 951 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠290.9°. 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 23:07, this is 12 days after last perigee on 6 November 2076 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 391 km (251 277 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 017 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 318 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 12 November 2076 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2076 at 08:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 14 November 2076 at 19:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.085°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.107° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2076 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 26 November 2076 at 11:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.