Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 September 2100 at 15:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2100 after 21 days on 18 October 2100 at 04:06.
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 1245 of Meeus index or 2198 from Brown series.
Length of current 1245 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 1246 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠320.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
3 days after point of apogee on 22 September 2100 at 16:20 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 October 2100 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 397 351 km (246 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 240 km (223 221 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2100 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2100 at 12:43 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.300°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.233° in its southern standstill point on 8 October 2100 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 3 October 2100 at 18:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.