Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 June 2082 at 05:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2082 after 21 days on 10 July 2082 at 03:10.
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 1019 of Meeus index or 1972 from Brown series.
Length of current 1019 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 1020 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠231.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2082 at 00:19 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 19 June 2082 at 21:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 350 km (251 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 483 km (251 334 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 15 June 2082 at 21:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2082 at 03:43 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2082 at 02:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.828°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.827° in the next northern standstill on 25 June 2082 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 26 June 2082 at 05:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.