Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 September 2033 at 17:34 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2033 after 22 days on 8 October 2033 at 10:58.
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 416 of Meeus index or 1369 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 49 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 3 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠166.6°.
5 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2033 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 September 2033 at 01:33 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 374 647 km (232 795 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 444 km (252 553 mi).
4 days after descending node on 10 September 2033 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2033 at 12:46 in ♎ Libra.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 23:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.313°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.282° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 30 September 2033 at 17:33.
In 8 days on 23 September 2033 at 13:40 in ♍ Virgo 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.