Crescent ♈ Aries
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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 June 2023 at 19:31 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 21 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
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 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.4°.
4 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 368 147 km (228 756 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 385 km (251 895 mi).
10 days after descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.866°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.833° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 in ♊ Gemini 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.