Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 June 2005 at 18:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 21 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.
Length of current 67 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 68 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 376 194 km (233 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 363 km (252 502 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.
At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.214°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.208° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 July 2005 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.