Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 8 June 2007 at 11:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 22 days on 30 June 2007 at 13:49.
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 91 of Meeus index or 1044 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2007. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠19.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠38.7°.
11 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2007 at 17:07 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 367 410 km (228 298 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 778 km (226 041 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 00:35 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 20 June 2007 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.
At 00:35 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 June 2007 at 09:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.219°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.212° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 June 2007 at 08:31 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 15 June 2007 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini 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.