Crescent ♊ Gemini
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 August 2020 at 16:45 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 20 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22.
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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 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 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.
2 days after point of apogee on 9 August 2020 at 13:51 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 400 778 km (249 032 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 513 km (225 877 mi).
12 days after descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2020 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.087°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.152° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 19 August 2020 at 02:41 in ♌ Leo 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.