Crescent ♉ Taurus
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 ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 July 2068 at 17:22 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2068 after 22 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51.
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 847 of Meeus index or 1800 from Brown series.
Length of current 847 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 848 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.3°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 17 July 2068 at 14:05 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 2 August 2068 at 08:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 473 km (227 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 607 km (252 033 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 11 July 2068 at 06:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 July 2068 at 23:15 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2068 at 14:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.350° in the next northern standstill on 25 July 2068 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 29 July 2068 at 03:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.