Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 October 2087 at 17:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2087 after 23 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05.
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 1085 of Meeus index or 2038 from Brown series.
Length of current 1085 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 1086 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 13 October 2087 at 09:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 October 2087 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 372 042 km (231 176 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 334 km (252 484 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 13 October 2087 at 21:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2087 at 13:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2087 at 04:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.085°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.046° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2087 at 09:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 26 October 2087 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.