Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 November 2053 at 05:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2053 after 22 days on 25 November 2053 at 22:21.
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 665 of Meeus index or 1618 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠71.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠106.8°.
3 days after point of perigee on 31 October 2053 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer. 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 16 November 2053 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 364 548 km (226 520 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 957 km (251 629 mi).
10 days after descending node on 23 October 2053 at 18:33 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2053 at 16:13 in ♍ Virgo.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 31 October 2053 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.541°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.637° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 November 2053 at 03:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 10 November 2053 at 10:55 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.