Quarter ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 July 2001 at 18:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 21 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 36 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 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠324.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.5°.
4 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 396 628 km (246 453 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 027 km (223 089 mi).
8 days after descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.413°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 20 July 2001 at 19:44 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.