Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 October 2027 at 17:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2027 after 22 days on 14 November 2027 at 03:26.
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 343 of Meeus index or 1296 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 48 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 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.7°.
12 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 364 286 km (226 357 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 651 km (229 069 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 9 October 2027 at 14:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 October 2027 at 08:15 in ♌ Leo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.793°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.700° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 November 2027 at 01:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 29 October 2027 at 13:36 in ♎ Libra 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.