Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 July 2051 at 11:52 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2051 after 22 days on 22 August 2051 at 01:35.
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 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.
Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2051 at 11:22 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 979 km (226 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 August 2051 at 11:44 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 20 July 2051 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.133°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.057° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2051 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 August 2051 at 15:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.