Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 July 2021 at 21:11 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 21 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.
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 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 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 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.1°.
9 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 399 994 km (248 545 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 342 km (251 868 mi).
9 days after descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.631°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.622° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 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.