Crescent ♍ Virgo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 November 2049 at 14:32 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2049 after 21 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28.
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 616 of Meeus index or 1569 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.
1 day after point of apogee on 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 November 2049 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 405 017 km (251 666 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 491 km (227 727 mi).
6 days after descending node on 10 November 2049 at 14:33 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 November 2049 at 00:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.270°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.274° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2049 at 06:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 25 November 2049 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.