Quarter ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 October 2014 at 19:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 22 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 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 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠252.3°.
9 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 401 080 km (249 220 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 898 km (251 592 mi).
6 days after descending node on 8 October 2014 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries. 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 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.517°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 23 October 2014 at 21:57 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.