Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 September 2079 at 05:22 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2079 after 22 days on 10 October 2079 at 17:23.
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 985 of Meeus index or 1938 from Brown series.
Length of current 985 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 986 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:26, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 October 2079 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 896 km (229 843 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2079. It is 7 388 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 460 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 13 September 2079 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries, 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 26 September 2079 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 20:00 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.319°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.371° in its southern standstill point on 2 October 2079 at 14:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 25 September 2079 at 04:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.