Quarter ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 10 November 2017 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 November 2017 at 20:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 23 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.
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 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.
Length of current 220 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 221 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 549 km (229 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 132 km (252 359 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 22:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.848°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.959° in the next southern standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.