Quarter ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 September 2085 at 21:07 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 22 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.
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 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2085. It is 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 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠180.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.1°.
6 days after point of perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 388 402 km (241 342 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 253 km (252 434 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 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 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
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 21:10 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.764°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.613° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 September 2085 at 14:25.
In 8 days on 19 September 2085 at 01:07 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.