Quarter ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 July 2056 at 18:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 22 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 698 of Meeus index or 1651 from Brown series.
Length of current 698 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 699 length.
Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠255.1°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2056 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2056 at 00:55 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 401 857 km (249 702 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 772 km (251 514 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 28 June 2056 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 27 June 2056 at 19:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.003°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.004° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 12 July 2056 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.