Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% 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 2024 at 21:53 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 21 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
Length of current 302 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 303 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 027 km (226 196 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 363 km (251 260 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:26 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 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.345°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.352° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.