Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 November 2023 at 08:37 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 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 21 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.
10 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 404 244 km (251 186 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 569 km (251 388 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.288°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.238° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 13 November 2023 at 09:27 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.