Crescent ♌ Leo
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 12 October 2036 at 18:09 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2036 after 22 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44.
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 454 of Meeus index or 1407 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 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 46 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 23 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠25.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.7°.
11 days after point of apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 October 2036 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 366 406 km (227 674 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 813 km (227 306 mi).
11 days after descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2036 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 00:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.162°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.273° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 25 October 2036 at 00:51.
In 6 days on 19 October 2036 at 11:50 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.