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 54% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 21 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 November 2026 at 20:28 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 ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Beaver Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2026 after 23 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.

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 ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1934".

Lunation 331 / 1284

The Moon is 21 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 331 of Meeus index or 1284 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes and it is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠94.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠94.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠129.9°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 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 12 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 365 699 km

The Moon is 365 699 km (227 235 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 619 km (252 040 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius 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 3 November 2026 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.

Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the last northern standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.795° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.697° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 November 2026 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 9 November 2026 at 07:02 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