Quarter* ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 October 2033 at 04:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2033 after 23 days on 6 November 2033 at 20:32.
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 417 of Meeus index or 1370 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes. It is 22 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 5 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠166.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.3°.
5 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2033 at 12:11 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 October 2033 at 03:15 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 381 374 km (236 975 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 439 km (252 549 mi).
6 days after descending node on 8 October 2033 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2033 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 13 October 2033 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.284°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.327° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 October 2033 at 23:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 23 October 2033 at 07:28 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.