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 9 August 2069 at 19:41 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2069 after 22 days on 1 September 2069 at 09:06.
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 860 of Meeus index or 1813 from Brown series.
Length of current 860 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 861 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 August 2069 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2069 at 23:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 470 km (225 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 03:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 August 2069 at 19:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 30 July 2069 at 03:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.783°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.686° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2069 at 05:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 16 August 2069 at 22:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.