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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 June 2001 at 03:28 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 21 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.
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 17 of Meeus index or 970 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.1°.
2 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 401 337 km (249 379 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 135 km (225 642 mi).
6 days after descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.414°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 21 June 2001 at 11:58 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.