Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 October 2001 at 04:20 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 21 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.5°.
11 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 368 552 km (229 008 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 864 km (224 852 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.937°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.041° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.