Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Leo

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 47% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 November 2025 at 05:28 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2025 after 22 days on 4 December 2025 at 23:14.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1939".

Lunation 319 / 1272

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.77 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes and it is 34 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠156.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠156.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.4°.

Moon after perigee

6 days since point of perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 November 2025 at 02:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 382 462 km

The Moon is 382 462 km (237 651 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 693 km (252 707 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 14 November 2025 at 06:38 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.387° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.295° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 November 2025 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 20 November 2025 at 06:47 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov