Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 August 2051 at 17:29 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2051 after 22 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11.
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 638 of Meeus index or 1591 from Brown series.
Length of current 638 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 639 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 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 24 August 2051 at 08:43 in ♈ Aries. 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 9 September 2051 at 04:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 154 km (228 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 670 km (252 072 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 25 August 2051 at 20:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2051 at 15:18 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 17 August 2051 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.946°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.858° in the next northern standstill on 30 August 2051 at 01:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 5 September 2051 at 04:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.