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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2053 at 14:04 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 22 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.
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 666 of Meeus index or 1619 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠106.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠141.1°.
4 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2053 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 368 235 km (228 811 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 943 km (252 241 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:41 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.
At 16:41 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.707°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.771° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 10 December 2053 at 03:40 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.