Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary

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the Last Quarter

The Last Quarter is a phase of the Moon, equal to

  1. [daily life] the period when about half of the lunar disk is illuminated, about a week before New Moon.
  2. [astronomy] the instant at which the ecliptic longitude of the center of the Moon is exactly 270 degrees greater than that of the center of the Sun.