Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 July 2007 at 16:54 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2007 after 22 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.
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 92 of Meeus index or 1045 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠38.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.
12 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2007 at 14:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 July 2007 at 21:38 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 364 087 km (226 233 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 534 km (228 996 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 5 July 2007 at 01:39 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2007 at 00:18 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2007 at 15:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.215°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.251° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2007 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 14 July 2007 at 12:04 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.