4) Last quarter- Waning Crescent - to next New Moon

Following the hour later setting, by this phase, around 6 – 8 days from Full. Now, the Moon rises around midnight – and decreases (wanes) in light to the waning crescent phase. As the moon ‘catches up’ to the sun again, ‘she’ sets about fifty to sixty minutes earlier each morning. Then the moon is invisible for a day or two again, known as Dark Moon phase, and is so as during the day the sun brightness overpowers the moon, and at night, both are below the horizon.