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 ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 July 2041 at 09:13 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2041 after 22 days on 12 August 2041 at 02:04.
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 513 of Meeus index or 1466 from Brown series.
Length of current 513 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 514 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 15 July 2041 at 09:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 July 2041 at 20:07 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 652 km (230 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 212 km (252 408 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 8 July 2041 at 20:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2041 at 10:19 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2041 at 18:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.311°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.332° in the next northern standstill on 25 July 2041 at 16:19 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 28 July 2041 at 01:02 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.