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 ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 June 2013 at 04:54 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 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 22 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.
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 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 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 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.
7 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 386 857 km (240 382 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 493 km (252 583 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.186°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 8 July 2013 at 07:14 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.