Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 August 2080 at 17:21 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2080 after 21 days on 30 August 2080 at 10:41.
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 996 of Meeus index or 1949 from Brown series.
Length of current 996 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 997 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 31 July 2080 at 00:49 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 14 August 2080 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 379 128 km (235 579 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 080 km (222 501 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 5 August 2080 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2080 at 02:15 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2080 at 13:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.461°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.549° in the next northern standstill on 11 August 2080 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 August 2080 at 08:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.