Quarter ♋ Cancer
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 September 2043 at 18:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 22 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.
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 540 of Meeus index or 1493 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 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 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠88.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 206 km (226 928 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 459 km (251 941 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 19 September 2043 at 07:48 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 14:42 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.712°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2043. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.686° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 9 October 2043 at 19:46.
In 7 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12 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.