Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 25 June 2019 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 June 2019 at 09:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 21 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.
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 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.
Length of current 240 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 241 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 673 km (250 209 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 729 km (226 011 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.381°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.379° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.