Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 July 2091 at 17:21 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
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 2091 after 21 days on 30 July 2091 at 12:01.
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 1131 of Meeus index or 2084 from Brown series.
Length of current 1131 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 1132 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠245.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:01, this is 12 days after last perigee on 27 June 2091 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2091 at 04:02 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 243 km (251 185 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2091. It is 1 165 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 192 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 5 July 2091 at 03:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2091 at 10:20 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2091 at 20:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.969°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.955° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2091 at 05:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 16 July 2091 at 14:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.