Crescent ♋ Cancer
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 October 2075 at 03:13 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2075 after 21 days on 23 October 2075 at 22:49.
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 936 of Meeus index or 1889 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 41 minutes. It is 49 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 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠251.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠287.7°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:34. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 20 September 2075 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 15 October 2075 at 14:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 168 km (251 138 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2075. It is 1 240 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 117 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 05:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 15 October 2075 at 20:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 05:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 08:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.070°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.206° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 16 October 2075 at 01:17.
In 7 days on 9 October 2075 at 23:43 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.