Crescent ♉ Taurus
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 July 2023 at 01:48 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 22 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 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 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.
5 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 373 847 km (232 298 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
11 days after descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.840°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.849° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 17 July 2023 at 18:32 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.