Quarter* ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 November 2027 at 00:48 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2027 after 23 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 344 of Meeus index or 1297 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 3 hours 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 ∠61.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96°.
1 day after point of perigee on 19 November 2027 at 00:10 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 December 2027 at 08:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 363 323 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 663 km (251 446 mi).
1 day after descending node on 19 November 2027 at 08:34 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 December 2027 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 16 November 2027 at 07:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.619°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.574° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 November 2027 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 28 November 2027 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.