Quarter ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 September 2029 at 20:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2029 after 21 days on 22 October 2029 at 09:28.
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 367 of Meeus index or 1320 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2029. It is 40 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.5°.
4 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2029 at 19:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2029 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 394 122 km (244 896 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 740 km (222 289 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:00 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 12 October 2029 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 September 2029 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.869°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.772° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2029 at 01:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 7 October 2029 at 19:14 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.