Crescent ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 November 2098 at 00:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2098 after 22 days on 8 December 2098 at 13:45.
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 1222 of Meeus index or 2175 from Brown series.
Length of current 1222 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1223 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.8°. 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 08:08, this is 14 days after last apogee on 2 November 2098 at 03:39 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 30 November 2098 at 00:33 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 370 207 km (230 036 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2098. It is 7 699 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 149 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 6 November 2098 at 11:42 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 November 2098 at 13:21 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 November 2098 at 08:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.393° in the next southern standstill on 25 November 2098 at 09:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 22 November 2098 at 23:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.