Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 July 2014 at 02:08 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 22 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.
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 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 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 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.2°.
6 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 378 414 km (235 136 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 570 km (252 631 mi).
1 day after descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.982°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.934° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 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.