Quarter* ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 November 2031 at 07:02 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 22 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.
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 393 of Meeus index or 1346 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 53 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 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:45. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 522 km (251 358 mi) away from Earth. It is 886 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 187 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 31 October 2031 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.333°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.336° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 14 November 2031 at 21:10 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.