Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 June 2073 at 11:12 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 21 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.
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 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.
Length of current 908 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 909 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 345 km (251 870 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 196 km (251 156 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 23 June 2073 at 19:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2073 at 01:28 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 20 June 2073 at 11:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.607°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.610° in the next northern standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.