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 11 July 2050 at 09:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2050 after 22 days on 3 August 2050 at 02:20.
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 624 of Meeus index or 1577 from Brown series.
Length of current 624 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 625 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠137°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2050 at 02:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2050 at 20:27 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 016 km (228 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 717 km (252 101 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2050 at 22:15 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 July 2050 at 14:19 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 3 July 2050 at 03:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.482°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.446° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2050 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 18 July 2050 at 21:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.