Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 June 2071 at 21:04 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2071 after 20 days on 12 July 2071 at 08:25.
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 883 of Meeus index or 1836 from Brown series.
Length of current 883 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 884 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2071 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 June 2071 at 08:00 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 388 351 km (241 310 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 750 km (222 296 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 02:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 3 July 2071 at 14:17 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 13 June 2071 at 08:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.428°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.410° in the next northern standstill on 27 June 2071 at 07:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 27 June 2071 at 18:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.