Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 August 2061 at 16:09 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2061 after 22 days on 30 August 2061 at 22:18.
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 761 of Meeus index or 1714 from Brown series.
Length of current 761 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 762 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.7°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 27 July 2061 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 August 2061 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 129 km (226 881 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 956 km (228 016 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 6 August 2061 at 04:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 August 2061 at 00:57 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 July 2061 at 09:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.342°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.426° in the next northern standstill on 11 August 2061 at 20:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 August 2061 at 09:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.