Quarter ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 July 2026 at 19:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 22 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.
Length of current 327 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 328 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 376 350 km (233 853 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 111 km (223 141 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2026 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.033° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 14 July 2026 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.