Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 April 2074 at 09:22 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 22 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 918 of Meeus index or 1871 from Brown series.
Length of current 918 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2074. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 919 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 377 225 km (234 397 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 588 km (252 642 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 6 April 2074 at 16:25 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2074 at 03:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.642°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.782° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 26 April 2074 at 06:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.