Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 July 2024 at 02:51 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 22 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.
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 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
Length of current 303 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 304 length.
Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.3°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 289 km (228 223 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 298 km (251 841 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.404°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.455° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.