Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 September 2096 at 10:17 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 22 days on 2 October 2096 at 01:24.
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 1195 of Meeus index or 2148 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 6 September 2096 at 10:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 September 2096 at 03:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 364 593 km (226 548 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 898 km (251 592 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 7 September 2096 at 18:11 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2096 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 28 August 2096 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.564°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.671° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 September 2096 at 21:55 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 16 September 2096 at 15:10 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.