Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 October 2041 at 21:05 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 21 days on 8 November 2041 at 04:43.
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 516 of Meeus index or 1469 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2041. It is 43 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 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.1°.
8 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2041 at 12:08 in ♓ Pisces. 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 20 October 2041 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 399 584 km (248 290 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 544 km (251 993 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 11 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2041 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.830°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.842° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 October 2041 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 25 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♏ Scorpio 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.