Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 September 2059 at 12:54 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2059 after 22 days on 21 October 2059 at 02:15.
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 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 33 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠173.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠197.3°.
6 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 October 2059 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 387 343 km (240 684 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 424 km (252 540 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 25 September 2059 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2059 at 12:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:57 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.089°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.180° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 13 October 2059 at 11:22.
In 8 days on 6 October 2059 at 15:50 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.