Crescent ♌ Leo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 October 2070 at 10:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2070 after 22 days on 18 November 2070 at 05:40.
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 875 of Meeus index or 1828 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠100.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠134.9°.
4 days after point of perigee on 22 October 2070 at 03:04 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 7 November 2070 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 578 km (228 402 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 849 km (252 183 mi).
7 days after descending node on 19 October 2070 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2070 at 23:32 in ♎ Libra.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 23 October 2070 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.400°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.443° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 November 2070 at 16:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 2 November 2070 at 22:42 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.