Quarter ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 November 2059 at 23:42 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2059 after 22 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 740 of Meeus index or 1693 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 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 3 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠225.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠262.2°.
9 days after point of perigee on 17 November 2059 at 04:17 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 November 2059 at 22:30 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 402 016 km (249 801 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 737 km (251 492 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2059 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.219°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.188° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 5 December 2059 at 01:49 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.