Quarter ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 October 2013 at 23:41 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 22 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer 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 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315°.
1 day after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 404 947 km (251 622 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 362 km (227 025 mi).
6 days after descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.509°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.511° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 3 November 2013 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio 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.