Crescent ♍ Virgo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 November 2085 at 08:31 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 21 days on 1 December 2085 at 08:10.
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 1061 of Meeus index or 2014 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 21 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 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠271.2°.
10 days after point of perigee on 29 October 2085 at 23:49 in ♓ Pisces. 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 10 November 2085 at 18:58 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 404 473 km (251 328 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 585 km (251 397 mi).
4 days after descending node on 4 November 2085 at 22:57 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2085 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 4 November 2085 at 14:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.345°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.309° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 November 2085 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 17 November 2085 at 08:20 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.