Quarter ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 September 2030 at 19:56 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 21 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47.
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 379 of Meeus index or 1332 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠279.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.
1 day after point of apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 405 142 km (251 744 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 348 km (227 638 mi).
1 day after descending node on 18 September 2030 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini. 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 1 October 2030 at 22:00 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.
At 02:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.208°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.097° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 2 October 2030 at 13:26.
In 7 days on 27 September 2030 at 09:55 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.