Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 July 2043 at 08:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 22 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.
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 538 of Meeus index or 1491 from Brown series.
Length of current 538 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 539 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.1°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 16 July 2043 at 14:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 196 km (226 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 517 km (228 364 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2043 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 5 August 2043 at 02:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.