Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 September 2039 at 13:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 21 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.
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 490 of Meeus index or 1443 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 46 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 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠260.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠294.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:24. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 29 August 2039 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 110 km (251 102 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2039. It is 1 298 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 59 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 13:18 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 29 August 2039 at 14:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.880°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.993° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 18 September 2039 at 08:23 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.