Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 May 2045 at 02:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 22 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 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 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠305.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 09:24. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 121 km (251 109 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2045. It is 1 287 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 70 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo. 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 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.817°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.745° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 16 May 2045 at 18:26 in ♉ Taurus 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.