Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 September 2066 at 14:16 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2066 after 22 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25.
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 824 of Meeus index or 1777 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠236.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.1°.
10 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 September 2066 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 260 km (251 196 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 308 km (251 225 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 September 2066 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 14:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.408°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.274° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 September 2066 at 13:22.
In 8 days on 19 September 2066 at 13:47 in ♍ Virgo 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.