Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Last Quarter in Leo

Last Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 48% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 22 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 November 2093 at 06:50 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2093 after 21 days on 2 December 2093 at 22:24.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1939".

Lunation 1160 / 2113

The Moon is 22 days old and navigating through the last part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1160 of Meeus index or 2113 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes and it is 34 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠284.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠284.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠314.2°.

Moon after apogee

1 day since point of apogee on 9 November 2093 at 23:18 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 November 2093 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 404 106 km

The Moon is 404 106 km (251 100 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 650 km (227 204 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 8 November 2093 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 22 November 2093 at 07:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 8 November 2093 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.330° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.406° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 November 2093 at 22:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 18 November 2093 at 19:57 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov