Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 July 2028 at 20:57 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 20 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.
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 352 of Meeus index or 1305 from Brown series.
Length of current 352 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 353 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2028 at 22:26 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 398 428 km (247 572 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 633 km (224 708 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 7 July 2028 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 21 July 2028 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 4 July 2028 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.933°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.940° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 22 July 2028 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.