Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 July 2046 at 03:19 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 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 21 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50.
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 575 of Meeus index or 1528 from Brown series.
Length of current 575 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 576 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 400 165 km (248 651 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 170 km (225 042 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.722°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.730° in the next northern standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 2 August 2046 at 10:25 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.