Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 July 2042 at 05:38 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 22 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
Length of current 525 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 495 km (225 865 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 290 km (251 214 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 13:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra.
At 13:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.069°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.092° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.