Quarter ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 August 2066 at 20:59 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 22 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.
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 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.
Length of current 823 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 824 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 397 942 km (247 270 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 122 km (251 731 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2066 at 08:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 2 August 2066 at 00:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.680°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.625° in the next northern standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.