Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 June 2026 at 10:00 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 21 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.
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 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.
Length of current 326 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 327 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 1 June 2026 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 383 348 km (238 201 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 196 km (221 951 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces, 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 19 June 2026 at 17:57 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2026 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.989° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 June 2026 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.