Quarter ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 September 2038 at 16:27 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 21 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.
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 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.4°.
3 days after point of apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 397 927 km (247 260 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 444 km (223 348 mi).
13 days after descending node on 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.232°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.372° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 28 September 2038 at 18:57 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.