Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 September 2025 at 10:33 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 22 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.7°.
3 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries. 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 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 366 479 km (227 719 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 21:23 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.630°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.599° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 September 2025 at 06:09.
In 7 days on 21 September 2025 at 19:54 in ♍ Virgo 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.