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 8 September 2088 at 06:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2088 after 22 days on 30 September 2088 at 15:25.
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 1096 of Meeus index or 2049 from Brown series.
Length of current 1096 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 1097 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2088 at 05:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2088 at 15:52 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 699 km (225 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 469 km (228 956 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 4 September 2088 at 19:26 in ♈ Aries, 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 17 September 2088 at 16:44 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.985°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.905° in its southern standstill point on 22 September 2088 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 15 September 2088 at 01:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.