Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 August 2041 at 17:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2041 after 21 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24.
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 514 of Meeus index or 1467 from Brown series.
Length of current 514 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 515 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 12 August 2041 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 August 2041 at 02:03 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 382 919 km (237 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 632 km (252 669 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 17 August 2041 at 11:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 September 2041 at 00:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2041 at 04:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.426°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.495° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2041 at 21:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 26 August 2041 at 16:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.