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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 September 2008 at 05:04 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 22 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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 107 of Meeus index or 1060 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠64.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠98.7°.
2 days after point of perigee on 20 September 2008 at 03:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 974 km (226 163 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 12 September 2008 at 18:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 September 2008 at 16:20 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 21 September 2008 at 18:30 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.476°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.370° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 29 September 2008 at 08:12 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.