Quarter ♌ Leo
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.
4 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 368 549 km (229 006 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 132 km (252 359 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 22:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.848°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.959° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 November 2017 at 02:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 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.