Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 September 2006 at 11:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 22 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.
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 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.3°.
6 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 381 798 km (237 238 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 500 km (252 587 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.705°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.725° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 in ♍ Virgo 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.