Crescent ♉ Taurus
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 July 2030 at 08:07 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 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 21 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.
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 377 of Meeus index or 1330 from Brown series.
Length of current 377 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 378 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2030 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 401 313 km (249 364 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 891 km (251 588 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 12 July 2030 at 14:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2030 at 17:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.706°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.659° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 30 July 2030 at 11:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.