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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 October 2034 at 18:05 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2034 after 23 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42.
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 429 of Meeus index or 1382 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 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 2 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠108.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠141.4°.
4 days after point of perigee on 30 September 2034 at 04:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2034 at 00:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 367 853 km (228 573 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 022 km (252 290 mi).
7 days after descending node on 27 September 2034 at 08:33 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2034 at 06:34 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 01:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.200°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.265° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 18 October 2034 at 10:02.
In 7 days on 12 October 2034 at 07:33 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.