Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 October 2083 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 October 2083 at 01:07 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 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2083 after 22 days on 25 October 2083 at 14:36.
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 1035 of Meeus index or 1988 from Brown series.
Length of current 1035 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 1036 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 October 2083 at 17:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 October 2083 at 13:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 598 km (250 784 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 926 km (225 512 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 21 September 2083 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 October 2083 at 02:37 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 October 2083 at 11:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.664°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.557° in the next southern standstill on 15 October 2083 at 18:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 October 2083 at 10:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.