Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 July 2074 at 01:11 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 21 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 921 of Meeus index or 1874 from Brown series.
Length of current 921 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 922 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250.9°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2074 at 14:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 013 km (250 421 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 870 km (251 575 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 9 July 2074 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2074 at 05:30 in ♌ Leo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 8 July 2074 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.006°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.003° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2074 at 12:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 24 July 2074 at 03:07 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.