Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 June 2012 at 10:41 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 22 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.
Length of current 153 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 154 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2012 at 13:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 394 660 km (245 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 791 km (252 147 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 3 June 2012 at 20:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2012 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.714°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.721° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 19 June 2012 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.