Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 August 2096 at 05:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2096 after 22 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36.
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 1194 of Meeus index or 2147 from Brown series.
Length of current 1194 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1195 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠47.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.1°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2096 at 13:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 693 km (229 717 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 August 2096 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 17:28 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2096 at 13:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.382°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.461° in the next northern standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 18 August 2096 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.