Crescent ♈ Aries
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 ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 June 2022 at 03:11 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 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 22 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.8°.
6 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 382 036 km (237 386 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 581 km (252 638 mi).
9 days after descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.924°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.900° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 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.