Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 June 2024 at 21:53 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 21 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.2°.
2 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 364 027 km (226 196 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 363 km (251 260 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.345°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.352° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 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.