Quarter ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 October 2078 at 18:34 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2078 after 23 days on 19 November 2078 at 12:52.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.
Length of current 974 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 376 345 km (233 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 524 km (252 602 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus, 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 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.619°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.622° in the next southern standstill on 9 November 2078 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 4 November 2078 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.