Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 February 2036 at 23:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2036 after 21 days on 12 March 2036 at 09:09.
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 446 of Meeus index or 1399 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2036. It is 2 hours and 45 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 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠195.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠223.9°.
8 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2036 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 February 2036 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 397 960 km (247 281 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 790 km (252 146 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 12 February 2036 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 February 2036 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2036 at 23:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.249°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.246° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 February 2036 at 04:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 27 February 2036 at 04:59 in ♓ Pisces 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.