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 10 July 2061 at 10:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 21 days on 1 August 2061 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 760 of Meeus index or 1713 from Brown series.
Length of current 760 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 761 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 29 June 2061 at 12:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2061 at 03:23 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 367 km (229 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 013 km (224 944 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 03:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 22 July 2061 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
At 03:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 2 July 2061 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.248°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.294° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2061 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 17 July 2061 at 01:10 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.