Quarter ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 October 2022 at 17:15 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 21 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
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 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 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 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 10:21. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 330 km (251 239 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 078 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 379 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.473°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.500° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 October 2022 at 01:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49 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.